Thanksgiving at our house is a menagerie of people who like to play games, watch football and do crafts. On occasion we do a Thanksgiving craft and many times we have done Gingerbread houses as was the case this year. This is my grandson, Ryan, and I at the start. Usually I don't get to make one because I am so busy beating the frosting, but this year I threatened them with taking turns doing the beating and they were all very careful and used small amounts so I never had to make a second batch. :)This is the end result. I call it The Neighborhood. There was one more, but she managed to get away before the picture was taken. No one EVER likes what they built. Mine is the one with the TV tower. There is also a pool in back that you can't see made from Sweet Tarts.
The next one cheated (found an easier way) She found a box the right size and just glued everything on. OK... The third is supposed to be something from Dr. Who. (I don't relate.) I think there's a window on the back. The last belongs to Ryan and everyone was horrified that he didn't unwrap the candy on the roof. Less messy that way though, and I sure like it.
All of this is stuck together with Royal Frosting and if you don't know what great glue this is, you need to try it. Here is a link to the frosting on cooks.com if you think you'd like to try it. http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,163,153160-252200,00.html It works at Christmas too. :)