So a few days ago, Victoria H. , sends me an email about a Halloween kit that you can buy to make your own Halloween house. She suggested that instead of buying it, I could probably make my own. Well, I thought on it for a few days and decided that yes, maybe I could and I would give it a try. So if you have a minute, please check out her namespace (click her name at the beginning of the article and it will pull up her page) since she was kind enough to be my muse for day 15's, 31 Days of Halloween.
You only need a few things to make yourself a Halloween Graham Cracker House. They are:
Several different kinds of Halloween candy
Milano cookie (I used one for the door)
A foil lined pan or a plate (The pan I would recommend more. I used a plate only because I wasn't using this for a party or anything, just for us)
A butter knife and/or spoon to spread the frosting
Take 3 whole graham crackers. break one in half and you should have 4 pieces. Use frosting and frost the bottoms of your graham crackers and place them on the plate. This helps them stay on the plate as you're building the rest of your house. Frost the other edges of your graham crackers so they will stick to each other. When you're done, it should look something like this:
Next, you will need 3 whole graham crackers. Frost the edges of one on the bottom and place it carefully on top of your already standing graham crackers. Next frost the next two pieces and price them in a roof shape.
You will be left with a hole at each end of your roof. Take another graham cracker and break it into 4 pieces. Use 2 small pieces and chop the tip off and place one piece at the end of both ends of the roof with frosting. Start to frost your entire house, very, very carefully. If you're rough, it could all come crashing down.
When your house is all frosted, it will look like this:
And I had my doubts. I thought, how is this going to turn into something cute? But keep on keepin' on! Just think of it as a blank slate. A big chocolate covered blank slate.
Here is what I used:
halloween edition whopper balls
small candy bats
dec a cake orange icing
pumpkin candy corn
Here is my Halloween graham cracker house process:
Had to give it a pumpkin patch!
If you're not displaying it right away, you can freeze it for a little while before you do:
Now my Halloween graham cracker house may not look as professional as a kit would have looked but I think it still looks pretty good for my first try. The kids were tickled when they saw it.
If you make one, I'd love to see it. You can add doors in different places, windows, use different candy, etc. It's a lot of fun and kids could help make it.
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