All of a sudden, 'tis the season. I always like to set a pretty holiday table that is primed for joyous banter—sometimes the holidays is the only chance to catch up with family and friends during the year. It is important to recognize that little ones probably won't enjoy all the grownup talk. So create a fun kids' table! This easy-to-make gingerbread house is perfect for keeping the kids entertained. After they color their own gingerbread house, have them fill it with treats to take home, or to gift.
COLOR A GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Heavy-weight paper (matte photo paper works best!)
Embroidery floss or twine
1. Download the Gingerbread House Coloring Kit PDF.
2. Score all dashed lines. Cut out the shape. Bend all the planes along the dashed lines to loosen the folds.
3. Pull the two chimneys back and affix Tab A to the backside of Side A and Tab B to the backside of Side B. Glue the backsides of the chimneys together.
4. Assemble the roof of the house by affixing Tab C to the backside of Side C. Continue with Tabs D, E, and F.
5. Affix Tab G to the backside of Side G to complete the body of the house.
6. If you would like to have the bottom of the house be operable, tuck in the remaining tabs and fold the bottom flap over the base. Alternatively, secure the remaining tabs so that the box cannot be opened.
7. Punch a hole in the top of the chimney to hang the gingerbread house from a tree, or to use as a gift tag on a package.
TIP: Coloring will be easier when the box is unassembled.