Saturday, May 2, 2015

Graham Cracker Houses & Waffle Cone Trees

Making graham cracker houses takes me back to elementary school days.  My graham cracker house making has improved quite a bit since then (if I do say so myself).  While my sister was in town we got together and made houses together.  The house above is hers.  Didn't she do a fabulous job?!  See the little cinnamon bears sitting around the fire?  So fun!

I knew that making the houses stay up might be a little bit difficult for my munchkins, so I gave them waffle cones to make into Christmas trees.

Here is Goofy's tree.  She was almost as excited to make it as she was to eat it.

Princess put all sorts of candies on her tree to decorate it.

Here are all of the graham cracker houses we created:

Let's take a closer look...

This is the bell tower my little sister and I created.  We combined a few of our favorite things.  There's Quasimodo bear pulling on the rope to ring the bell, Whos in Whoville dancing around the Christmas tree, and barrel riding bears from Lord of the Rings in the river.

This is my big brother's creation.  It looks like a cozy little cottage.  I love his shingled roof.

Next, we have the church my brother's friend made.  I love the stained glass window!

Finally, here is the airport that my brother's friend made.  Isn't it creative?!  Look at the roof.  And let's not forget the airplane on the runway!

Who knew that there were so many ways to make graham cracker houses and waffle cone Christmas trees?

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  1. We missed out on this annual Christmas tradition in 2014 so we added it to an FHE lesson about building on the rock (taking inspiration from your FHE suggestions) for Valentine's day. We ended up with a gorgeous pink bakery and a train.

    1. Oh my goodness, how fun! I wish I could see your train. I'll bet it was smashing. :)

    2. Oh my goodness, how fun! I wish I could see your train. I'll bet it was smashing. :)