It’s that time of year again, when everything pumpkin spice and spooky takes over our senses – Halloween! If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids (or just for yourself), why not try building a Halloween-themed gingerbread house? Gingerbread houses are a classic holiday tradition, but they’re great for any time of the year, especially when you’re wanting to add some Halloween spirit to your home. In this post, we’ll give you some tips and tricks on how to build your own ghoulishly delightful gingerbread house.
First off, you’ll need to gather your supplies.
You’ll need gingerbread house panels (you can buy pre-made ones or make your own), icing or frosting, candy decorations (like gummy worms, candy corn, and Halloween-themed candies), and any other decorations you’d like to include, like fondant ghosts or bats made out of black licorice. Once you have everything you need, you can begin building your house.
Start by assembling the walls of your gingerbread house using the icing or frosting as glue.
Be sure to let them dry for at least a few hours so that they’ll hold together. Once the walls are dry, you can begin adding the roof and any other building details you’d like. Use the icing to stick on any decorations, like candy corn shingles on the roof or a gumdrop chimney.
As you build your house, be sure to use plenty of icing to hold everything together.
Gingerbread houses are notorious for falling apart if they’re not assembled properly, so don’t be stingy with the icing! You may also want to add extra support to your house with small wooden dowels or toothpicks cut to size.
Once your house is assembled and decorated to your liking, let it dry for at least 24 hours.
This will ensure that the icing is fully hardened and your house won’t fall apart when you try to move it. You can display your house on a cake stand or platter and let your guests admire your ghoulish creation.
But wait, there’s more!
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can also make gingerbread man or woman cookies to live in your gingerbread house. Use small cookie cutters to make gingerbread people, and decorate them with Halloween-themed icing or candies. You can even give them their own little candy corn broomsticks or pumpkin carriage.
Creating a Halloween-themed gingerbread house is an exciting family activity that infuses the spirit of the season into your home. With imaginative decorations, you can craft a spooky and delightful centerpiece that captures the essence of Halloween. Gather your supplies, and let your creativity run wild as you build your gingerbread masterpiece. Additionally, Troomi Wireless offers a secure way for kids to plan decorating nights with friends. Through approved contacts, safe browsers, and secure messaging, parents can grant children the independence to organize and participate in decorating sessions while ensuring a safe digital environment. This feature not only promotes creativity and socialization but also provides parents with peace of mind. So, embark on the gingerbread house project and let Troomi enhance the experience by enabling secure connections and independent yet monitored interaction among kids.
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