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Fun, memorable, and easy gingerbread house kits

Working with Kids

Working with Kids

Tips for Working with Younger Kids:

  Children – ages 3-4 need assistance. It sometimes works well to
have an adult apply the frosting and the child stick on the candy.

♥  Children – ages 4-6 may have difficulty handling a decorator bag.
Often times the frosting ends up squirting out the top of the bag.
Instead, put frosting in a sturdy ziplock bag, seal and make a small
clip off the corner. They can then squeeze out the frosting through
the clipped corner and not worry about it coming out the top.

  Young children love to lick the frosting. If they lick the end of the
frosting tip, the frosting will not stick as well. Fluids break down the
frosting and prevent it from sticking.

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Tricks and Tips for Surviving a Classroom Party

House Sets:

  Each set of house parts includes (2) roofs, (2) sides, (2) front/back pieces.
It is recommended that you have the kids set the roof pieces (largest
rectangle) aside before they start so that they don’t confuse them with the
side pieces.

♥ Use the ziplock bag the parts came in as the 1st frosting bag to assemble the
house. Use the 2nd set of bags for decorating the houses.

  Allow houses to dry overnight if possible.

Frosting:

♥  The pre-made frosting does not require refrigeration. You may want to stir
it if it has separated.

  Spoon a small quantity of frosting into each bag (approx. 1/8 cup), zip closed,
clip corner. Some kids will use that amount and be done, others will ask for
additional frosting.

♥  Be sure to keep frosting covered when not in use. Exposure to the air will
cause it to dry and harden.

Transporting your house home:

  Large bags have been provided to carry the completed houses home. The
longer they can sit and dry before being bagged the better.

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