Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Countdown Day 11

December 11 - Build a gingerbread house (or rice crispy tree house, as the case may be).
We got out our rice crispy treat house kit and set to work. First we had to make the crispy rice mix, melting the marshmallows.
We pressed the treat mix into molds and hoped it would all work out. It was both easier and more difficult than I'd imagined. It was also sticky. I helped the boys get the structure going and they decorated the house. Aleks made a Skyrim dovakiin figure out of the remaining crispy rice treat mix. This was instead of the recommended reindeer, penguin, or snowman. It turned out pretty well, actually.
Once finished, the house immediately began to collapse. Marshmallow may not be the most reliable structural element, it turns out. The boys ate bits of it throughout the next day and Jon composted the rest of it in the evening. So that was short lived. Fun and sugary sweet, however.

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