Wednesday, December 23, 2009


We made a gingerbread house. Sarah did the mixing, rolling, cutting, and baking; I did the construction; and the girls and I did the decoration. The more meticulous/persnickety elements—the roof, the trees—are mine. The more expressionistic elements—the walls, etc.—are theirs. (Sarah told me I'm a "Type A gingerbread house maker", which may be true, but I think a good kiddy-craft project is like a jazz composition: lay out a solid framework, and then let the participants express themselves fully within those parameters.) It was the first time we made one, but I'm rather pleased and suspect there will be more gingerbread houses in years to come.

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  1. Anonymous8:47 AM

    Oh! I love this!!

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  2. Very nice! Happy Christmas to you and your family!

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  3. Can't go wrong with Necco wafers.( in any situation, really) Looks great!

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  4. this is very nice! we cheated and used a kit, then got crazy with the food coloring & ended up with a sloppy (but cute of course) mess.

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