Pear and I made gingerbread houses today only not with gingerbread but with graham crackers. They were cheap, easy, and a lot of fun. I sure enjoy having a kid around the house, it gives me an excuse to do all of these fun things! I don't know if Pear enjoyed tasting all of the candy, (most of which she spit out after finding it took more chewing than she wished to do,) or actually decorating her gingerbread house.
This is an efficient, fun way to make gingerbread houses. Here's the recipe:
1 box of graham crackers - gently cut with serrated knife in shape of house
Assortment of candy to decorate
2 egg whites -whip until stiff peaks form then add
4 cups powdered sugar
Juice from one lemon