Cardboard first! Today I’m guest posting on one of my all-time favorite blogs, ikatbag! All about cardboard and lights! LiEr sent us a string of ten LED lights and asked what we could do with them. We made a light-up carboard space shuttle – and I’ve posted a full tutorial on her blog! Check it out – I know I’m looking forward to rest of the series! Don’t you want to make one? It was (nearly) free!
Click on over so your kids can have adventures like this!
On to sugar – and a post from the vaults that has just been waiting for the right time of year to roll around!
We brought back all the leftover gingerbread candy last Christmas, but I was too lazy to bake gingerbread – especially since, having made a gingerbread house from scratch before, I knew just how much work I was signing up for! So I made some royal icing, and let the kids shape the candy into little villages:
My then-4-year-old, 3-year-old, and 1-year-old didn’t produce particularly impressive results, but they had a fantastic time, and – in their eyes – these were legitimate villages! They felt like they had used a TON of candy, but it’s actually much less than you would find on your average gingerbread house. I let them eat a few pieces of candy, and then their villages mysteriously vanished!
I would love to see what older kids (or adults) could do with the same materials – it’s even gluten free! If anyone has given this a serious try, let me know in the comments – I’d love to see your masterpiece! Of course, if I were trying to do a gluten-free gingerbread house, I would probably just cut the house shapes out of cardboard and let the kids add candy. If only there were a way to make the cardboard smell like gingerbread…