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How To Make A No Bake Cookie And Candy House: Great For Kid's Birthday Parties: Instructions With Photos
The Finished Cookie And Candy House
Supplies You Will Need To Build The House
This is what you will need to build your house:
1 sheet of Foam Core Board. This usually comes in a sheet 40 X 30 inches. Any craft shop will have this.
A sharp utility knife
Clear packing tape
You will need a base for your house. I used a cover for a large plastic storage box I had. This way you can move the house around without destroying it, and you can build a yard with trees, walkway, etc. You can also buy a piece of Styrofoam for the base; whatever size you want.
This Plastic Lid Will Be The Base For My House
Base Has Been Covered With Aluminum Foil
Cut The Pieces For House From The Foam Core Board
To prepare the house:
Cut 2 rectangles from Foam Core Board; each one 6 inches X 10 inches. These will be the 2 sides of the house.
Cut 2 pieces from the Foam Core Board: Each one 8 inches X 10 inches. These will be the 2 ends of the house.
Cut 2 pieces from the Foam Core Board: Each one 6 ½ inches X 10 inches. These will be the roof of the house.
Attach the pieces of the house using the clear packing tape.
The Front and Rear Of The House, And Roof Of The House
The Two Ends Of The House
Cover The Entire House With Aluminum Foil
Cover the entire house with Aluminum Foil. Use the clear packing tape to hold the foil in place. The cookies and candy will be attached to the foil on the house. That way it’s easy to just peel and eat what you want directly off the house.
House Is Covered With Aluminum Foil
Another View Of The House Covered In Aluminum Foil
You Can Use A Small Packing Box For A House
If you don't want to go to the bother of constructing a house, use a small packing box. Just make and add a roof.
Using A Small Packing Box For A House
The Roof Has Been Made
The Gable Has Been Made And Attached
Buy Cookies And Candy For The House
Cookies And Candy For The House
Ready To Decorate The House
I use Meringue powder for the “glue” to hold the cookies and candy on the house. I find this at the craft or grocery store. If you mix it according to the directions, it is just the right consistency for this project.
I make trees from ice cream cones. Ice the cone and sprinkle multiple colored sprinkles all over the cone.
I cover the base of the house with icing, and sprinkle coconut all over to simulate snow.
I make a front walk with M&M’s. I have had this Santa and Reindeer for years. I just bring them out each year. If you have any little decorations you’d like to use, go ahead and be creative!
Building Up The Walls
Space Left In The House For Doors and Windows
Icing Is Applied To The Roof
Ginger Snaps Are Placed On The Roof
Almost Finished With The House
My House Is Finished!
The Finished Cookie and Candy House
I Finished The House In Time For Christmas!
After the goodies are eaten off the house, be sure and SAVE your house for next year. If I have the time, I will make a Gingerbread House, using that small box I made into a house. I will make Gingerbread, and using the same technique, make a Gingerbread House.
I hope you will make this cute little Cookie and Candy House and enoy it for the Holidays.
This is how I make a Gingerbread House
- How To Make A Gingerbread House: Complete Instructions And Photos
This article should inspire you to make a beautiful and sturdy Gingerbread House. The house you construct from cardboard or foamcore can be used over again.
Watch a Gingerbread House being decorated
Would you like to make one of these houses?
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