This idea is by @craftymorning the bunny houses on her website are adorable! My mom saw the idea and bought all the supplies. I, being the planner I am, totally read the directions before attempting the activity. NOT. So if you’re not much of an instruction reader please, at the very least, do the following:
- WATCH HER VIDEO before hand. Seriously. I can’t wait for Christmas to be here, so I can blow my family away with my gingerbread making house skills.
- Make the house in advance. It can be as short as 20 minutes to let the frosting set. If I had to do it again I’d probably do it the night before.
- When cutting the triangle piece – saw back and forth gently to minimize breaking.
We substituted some of the supplies with what we had on hand. No M&Ms, a variety of sprinkles, and Lindor bunnies. They still turned out pretty cute and more importantly provided some fun for our little one.
This is a great activity for kids who are big into crafts! You could even length the activity out by having them decorate around the house (IE: grass & path). Unfortunately, my little one, is not. Which I knew going in, but a part of me still held on to hope that it would occupy her for a while. After all the blood, sweat, and tears I put into making her house she spent under 10 minutes decorating it before she’d decided it was perfect. Her favorite part by far was getting to eat everything afterwards!