I am still catching up and reviewing all the things we did at home before the holidays.
We have put together Gingerbread Houses for years. Usually I buy a kit at the after Christmas sales and store it for the year (my kids don't eat the gingerbread anyway). Well this year, I decided the kids are old enough to make their own. I played around with the idea of making my own gingerbread, but after a round of the stomach flu and the regular flu at our house, I decided graham crackers would work. So thanks to http://sweetopia.net/, my new favorite reference site, I got busy making royal icing.
Enjoy the pictures and get inspired to try it yourself with your kids.
I helped a little with the initial gluing together (with royal icing) of the houses, but they took over after that. The tree is a sugar cone upside down.