Our Family Motto

We, the Peterson Family:

Promise to be honest in all we do and say,

Stand tall and righteous throughout each day.

Serve around the world and in our home,

Give thanks for blessings we’ve been shown.

We’ll work as a team with joy and love,

And honor our Heavenly Father above.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Gingerbread House


  • white frosting (bought or made from scratch)
  • graham crackers
  • milk containers from school lunch - one for every child
  • small squares of cardboard - one for each child
  • white coconut
  • mini marshmallows
  • gumdrops
  • licorice
  • life savers
  • any other fun, decorative candies
  • cake decorator bags with tips


Put frosting in bags with tips.

Glue milk carton down (using frosting as glue) to cardboard square.

(Do next step for smaller children, or, with bigger children, allow them to do it themselves). Put a graham cracker square on 2 milk carton sides. Glue together with frosting. It's okay if it gets on grahams, it looks like snow!

Repeat with other sides.

Angle two grahams at the top for the roof and glue together with frosting.

Now let the kids have fun. White coconut can be used for snow, candies can be glued on the outside of the house, mini marshmallows can be used to build snowmen.

Bigger marshmallows work better with smaller children.

Glue everything with frosting. Now the children’s' houses are completely edible, or can be put up for display.

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