I made gingerbread houses with the kids from scratch a couple years ago, and I was considering doing it again this year. But then I found a kit at Costco for $10, and the idea of getting all the gingerbread, candy, and frosting in one go was too tempting. I was a little worried that the kit would dampen their creativity, but I needn’t have worried!
Johnny took a wall out of his house (on the far left) so that his toys could enter and exit the house easily. Then Emma wanted a door on the house she and Lily were decorating together. Trying to cut the super-dry gingerbread resulted in a crack, which then permanently destroyed the structure of their house.
So we took the roof off of the girls’ house, and used it to create Emma’s tent-style house. Emma and Johnny were thrilled to have three houses fully-accessible to their toys and, so did Lily!