Frosting or glue on gingerbread houses?

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  1. jsais

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    My second graders will be making gingerbread houses using their milk cartons on Friday. I'm debating using frosting or glue to stick the graham crackers to the milk cartons. I figure that glue will work better, but then they won't be able to eat the graham crackers. In your experience, which is the best way to make gingerbread houses?

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    FROSTING! That's the whole fun of it.
     
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    Make royal icing-very sticky.
     
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    I've used royal icing as well because it is so pretty and because it is sticky. However - royal icing is not edible because it is made with raw egg whites.
     
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    Definitely frosting...royal cost money and time. Regular white canned frosting works fine. Have fun and don't feel like they have to look perfect. They'll be messy, but the kids and parents don't care:)
     
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    Frosting all the way. Its more fun and tastes delicious.
     
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    Yeah, definitely frosting all the way. No point in making a gingerbread house if you can't eat it!!
     
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    I've always used frosting.
     
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    Just a tip and this may not apply to your part of the country. Any type of humidity is going to do a project like this in. The dry the enviornment the more luck you'll have. I'll echo a pp, let them have fun. They don't have to look perfect just let them do their thing. I have seen many of these projects over the years and the graham crackers work the best.
     
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    Frosting.
     
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    Canned frosting works really well. I use them every year and has never been a problem.
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks everyone! Frosting it is!
     
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    Great activity---Frosting!
     
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    I prefer frosting, since the kids inevitably want to eat the crackers. I just make the frosting super think and extra sticky using some corn syrup, so maybe that could help! Have fun!
     
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    You could make a simple glaze of confectioner's sugar and a little water. It's edible and cheap.

    Normally I would glue my house, but for little ones and with the milk carton, I would definitely use frosting.
     

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