April 5, 2015

Edible Bird House

Every Christmas my little lords and ladies and I make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, but  why only do this fun edible activity at Christmas time? By eliminating one wall and adding a peep, which can be found all over the place this time of year, you can turn a gingerbread house into a bird house to welcome spring.

Most of the items needed to create these fun little habitats are common household items and don't take a lot of advanced prep. All you need are:
- Graham Crackers
- White Frosting
- Cookie Icing (optional -- you could easily use frosting and a piping bag)
- Sprinkles and/or colored sugar
- Jelly Beans or other candies
- Peeps

Each house uses 3 graham crackers broken in half to make 6 squares.  Using a butter knife, add a good amount of frosting to the sides of the graham crackers to stick the house together. Let the frosting dry for a few minutes. And don't forget, bird houses come in all shapes and sizes, so if your house ends up looking more like a cube than a house shape, that's ok. 

Once the frosting has had a few minutes to dry, pipe frosting onto the roof of the house and decorate with sprinkles and candy. The jelly beans reminded us of colorful Easter eggs. 

Place the Peep inside to add an occupant to your humble, but colorful abode. 

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