Create memories with this fun activity for kids of all ages. Display their masterpieces on the holiday table, take their picture with their creation…and then, let them eat their designs.

Materials

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ziplock bag and scissors
  • 3 whole graham crackers or more depending on how big you want the house.  Break each crackers in half
  • Edible (healthy…shhh) decorations, such as dry cereals (cheerios), pretzels, raisins, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • Please make sure that decorations are sized according to the age of your child and that they would not cause a choking hazard.  The older your child, the smaller the decorations can be…close supervision is always recommended *** you should never leave your child alone to make this craft!

Instructions

Use a wooden spoon to blend the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until the mixture is creamy. Spoon the frosting into a ziplock bag, then use scissors to snip off a tiny corner of the plastic.

To assemble the cottage, first pipe a line of frosting along one edge of a graham cracker square and stick it to a plate to make a wall. Add three more walls, piping lines of frosting on three sides of each square to attach it to the plate and the cracker next to it. Use two more squares to form a peaked roof, attaching them to the cottage and each other with frosting.

Now squeeze lines of frosting all over the walls and roof — let an older tot do this herself — and show your child how to gently press on the decorations. When she’s done decorating, she can devour her treat.

Thank you to Disney Family Fun for this great idea!

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