Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Artist of the Week: Gingerbread Houses
Technically they did not make gingerbread houses, instead of gingerbread, graham crackers glued onto milk cartons were the base. You can see what the blank houses look like in the portraits I took of Max and Rebecca. I almost didn't take any pictures that day, I had left my camera at home and it took me a moment to remember that my cell phone could work in a pinch as a very basic point and shoot camera.
The kids took it pretty seriously. Oh there was plenty of snacking on the supplies and chatting, but they all worked hard on their houses.Houses that were as individualistic as the kids that made them.
She was very happy with her house and as a result Rebecca has had a hard time nibbling on any of the candy. Ultimately we'll have to toss the mess, but for now her house is relatively intact.
I think Max was only mildly interested in the project. However, he did enjoy picking off some of the candy once he was home and using the tree as an ice cream cone for his after school snack.
It was a fun project and a nice activity for the last day of school before winter break.