As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Yesterday Bryce’s class made graham cracker gingerbread houses. It’s a very fun, inexpensive holiday project (and yummy too!)

Here’s what you will need to make your own:

  • Single serving milk carton, emptied and washed (this acts like the foundation for the structure)
  • White icing (store bought, use the recipe below, or your own recipe)
  • Graham cracker squares (8 per house)
  • An assortment of candies to decorate with
  • 8x10 cardboard covered in tin foil (optional) (to make the gingerbread house on)

1 Batch of Royal Icing recipe

2 egg whites (large size)
3 3/4 cups icing sugar
5 ml water

In an electric mixer, mix the water and egg whites with 3 cups of icing sugar. Beat at low speed for 3 minutes, and then beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Keep a damp cloth over the bowl to prevent hardening.

There are a ton of different icing recipes but the one listed above is what we used (and it worked out pretty well.)

If you’ve made a gingerbread house, take a picture of it, like us on Facebook and post it on our wall! We’d love to see it!

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