Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Crafty Days of Christmas {Day 8}: Gingerbread House Kit

Welcome to {Day 8} of the 12 Crafty Days of Christmas here at Happily Mother After!

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If you missed any of the previous crafts, you can catch up with the rest of us 
by taking a look {over here}.

Today our guest blogger is Kara from Happy Go Lucky.  You may recognize her blog because I have linked up several of my crafts to her Shine on Fridays link party.  She is here now to show us how to create a fun {and cheap!} little gift for the special kiddos in your life.



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Hi everyone!  I'm Kara from Happy Go Lucky and I'm delighted to be Lauren's guest.

Today we are going to make our own gingerbread house kits.  It doesn't get any easier than this - I promise!
All you need are the following:
1 bucket
1 container of icing
Candy (I bought 3 different kinds and split them into 2 buckets)
1 package of Graham crackers (1 of 3 from box)
All of these items were found at the Dollar Tree except the Graham crackers.

Place everything in the bucket, close the lid and have fun giving this fun gift to that child who already has everything.

I can't believe I was buying those store kits when I could be making my own for half the price!  These simple gingerbread kits are easy to put together and cost less than $10 to make two.  The best part is it can be personalized with the child's favorite candy.

I made one for Connor and I made one for my nephew.  I can't wait to show them the kits this weekend and build gingerbread houses together.  It is going to be a major hit!!  I plan on using the lid to the bucket as the base for their houses.

Thanks Lauren for having me!   It was so fun to share this easy gift with you all.  I hope you'll stop by Happy Go Lucky and say Hi - I'd love to have you!!
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Thank you so much for sharing this craft with us, Kara! What a simple but fun idea. This would be a great gift to give your child's friends and classmates. It would also be fun to have a Christmas party for children {maybe cousins or nieces and nephews} and make a kit for each one in attendance. 

How would you guys use this gingerbread house kit?

Be sure to check back tomorrow for {Day 9} of the 12 Crafty Days of Christmas series.  

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