Gingerbread houses...just in time for the holidays

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It's easier than it looks...

With the holidays around the corner, a gingerbread house is the perfect fun activity for anyone to enjoy. It's affordable and safe for families, roommates or even to do by yourself! While gingerbread houses may look and seem pretty intricate, donít worry- theyíre surprisingly easy to make. I will teach you how to construct a simple gingerbread house, with graham crackers, icing and any other candy materials of your choosing. The house will be holiday-themed, but you can make your gingerbread house year-round with a variety of themes! While this will teach you to make the basic gingerbread house, I will provide you with some more optional features/resources to make the house as elaborate as you want. Donít be afraid to get creative with the gingerbread house- you can add things like a fireplace, a Christmas tree, anything! Once you get down the basics, you can add so much more to make it the perfect gingerbread house of your taste.

Preservation

When youíre done with the gingerbread house, itís very easy to preserve it. While the gingerbread house Iím teaching you to make is edible, you can choose to maintain it to keep as a decoration in your house. If you choose to do this, you simply spray the house with clear acrylic spray from a paint store. You can also take pieces of cardboard and hot glue them to the inside of the house to keep the walls up. Keep it in a cool, dry place when youíre finished. If you want to keep it for an extended period of time, put it in a cardboard box and cover it with something light that allows air to flow in and out. Put it in a closet or somewhere else out of the way...do not put in the basement or attic, as the extreme temperatures could damage the structure. Now let's get started...