It’s a Gingerbread House kind of day…

My kids still have a few more days of school left before their winter vacation, but we are starting to feel like we’re in “vacation” mode already.  I am letting homework slide this week, and instead we will be doing a few fun projects… like gingerbread houses.. and cookies!  Here are a few fun ideas and ways YOU can do the same!

First, a traditional DIY gingerbread house, from Taste of Home:

And another excellent series of DIY houses with LOTS of helpful Gingerbread House Decorating tips, from bon appetite:  Make sure you scroll down, once you click through, for all the information, links and photos!

Don’t want to bake, but still want your kids to be able to make a gingerbread house craft?  Check out this one from Inner Child Fun, a PRINTABLE (non edible) version… love this!

From Curbly.com, a very cool Geodesic Dome gingerbread house.  There is a video you can watch to learn how to make THIS masterpiece:

Now – moving into “Christmas Tree Cookies”, you’ll love these next two!

Check out these 3D Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cookies, from Not Martha:

And another variation – a video from babble.com – on how to make a Christmas tree with stacked gingerbread cookies:

Will you be doing any gingerbread baking?  If you make a house or cookies, we’d love to hear about it!