What's more enchanting than a house made of candy? I really can't think of anything. As a child, I made a few gingerbread houses, but this year will be the first time I make one with my boys. Candy and architecture...this is going to be fun! I did a bit of research just to see what was out there, and found some amazing life size structures. Our gingerbread house building could easily get out of control. I REALLY want to make something big, but I think in order to finish this project we will have to limit the size to something that will fit on our dining room table, maybe even shoebox size. I am also reminding myself that the point of this project is to have fun with my four year old. Any one with a four year old knows their attention span is not that long.
Now that I'm officially fascinated with gingerbread houses, I feel the need to properly research them. If you have seen an amazing life size gingerbread house that I've missed let me know. In my initial research I ran across some beautiful illustrations that I'll share soon too.
If you have a moment to really study these pictures notice the level of detail and ornamentation. Also notice the shape and proportions. No surface is left undecorated, and most of them have a very prominent roof line. They're all very whimsical and fun, and have a distinct storybook style.
I hope these images inspire you to make a gingerbread house with your family!