One of the ideas in our Advent Activity Jar is to invite someone over to build a gingerbread house.
I myself had never actually built one, so it was a first for 3/4ths of our party.
Expert Paul made stencils for gingerbread men and shaped cookies (joined by the star and moon traced from his mom’s kit they used as children).
Our house came out a bit rough… looking so much like the mud houses many villagers here live in.
Oh well… it was well worth the week it took to eat them up!