During the holiday season we always kick up our crafting projects into high gear and this year is no exception. Today, we are featuring an easy edible craft project that you can do with the kids and it doesn’t cost a lot of money at all. Matter of fact, all of the supplies we used were obtained at our local dollar store.
Edible Gingerbread Snow Village
Cardboard (from an empty box)
2-4 Tubs of Vanilla Frosting
1 Box Graham Crackers
Empty Single-Serving Milk Carton
1 Pkg. Ice Cream Cones
Miscellaneous Candies: Licorice Ropes, Licorice Nuggets, Peppermint Hard Candy, M&M’s, Peppermint Sticks, Gumballs, Etc.
Newspaper or Old Plastic Tablecloth
Cover your work surface as this can get pretty messy. Cover a sheet of cardboard with aluminum foil. Let the kids spread a tub of vanilla frosting across the aluminum foil to start their snow scene. Next, cover the milk carton and ice cream cone with vanilla frosting. Break graham crackers to-size and cover the milk carton to resemble a gingerbread aka graham cracker house. Use small candies to decorate the “house” and turn the ice cream cone upside down to resemble a tree, decorate with small candies.
To finish up their holiday snow scene let them decorate the rest of the area with the leftover small candies in any design that they would like. This project is edible although a few days later everything gets hard so I wouldn’t let them eat it then. We prefer…eat that night or use it solely as a holiday decoration over the next few weeks. Enjoy!