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December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz

Cookie House Finished e1291475803614 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz
The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

For today’s project, I thought I would share a tiny take on the classic gingerbread house.

Cookie House 1 298x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 1.  Gather the following ingredients:

Rectangle cookies of any variety.  I chose the wafers because they cut very nicely.

Wilton Cookie Icing and/or Cake Mate Writing Icing

A sharp knife

Candy sprinkles, stars and whatever else you like

Tootsie Roll Fruit Flavor Midgies and Frooties (Stick these in your pocket to warm them up, it makes them much easier to work with)

Cookie House 2 300x238 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 2.       Lay out your cookies.  The side walls will sit horizontally, while the front and back will stand vertically.  Lay your wall on both sides of the front and cut the top of the front into a point, starting at the level of the walls.
Cookie House 3 300x230 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 3.       Cut the walls as short as you want.  Mine are about square.  If they’re too long they will look funny.
Coolie house 4 297x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 4.       Using a small amount of icing (ALWAYS SMALL AMOUNTS, OR IT WILL BE TOO WET TO WORK) stick the end of one wall to the outer edge of the back of the front piece.  Look at the photo, it will make sense.  Repeat for the other wall and back of the house.  You may need to hold it for a moment.
Cookie House 5a 300x298 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 5.       I used whole cookies for the roof pieces and carefully beveled the edges at the peak to give them a tight fit.
Cookie House 5b 255x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz Hold it for a moment so they don’t slide off.
Cookie House 6 284x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 6.       I used two whole cookies for the base.  You can use as many as you like.  Building a yard can be is extra fun!  Grab a plate or whatever surface you house will sit on and lay the base cookies on, sticking them together with what?  A SMALL AMOUNT OF ICING.  I also cut two identical pieces to form a chimney.  You may have to play with the angle to get it just right.
Cookie House 7 244x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 7.       Cover the top of your base with icing and carefully set your house on it.
This is where I walk away for a half hour or so.  You’ll need for the house to be able to hold together when you pick it up to decorate.
Cookie House 8 300x251 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 8.       Get your Tootsie Rolls out of your pockets and make some design decisions!  Here I have pieces of vanilla and fruit punch to make candy canes; vanilla, vanilla to make snowmen, blueberry/cranberry to make hats and eyes, tiny bits of orange for carrot noses and fruit punch to make scarves and bands for the hats; lime for the trees.
Cookie House 9a 300x267 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 9.       Start you candy cane roll by twisting the red and white together.
Cookie House 9b 300x140 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz They won’t want to stick to each other so gently persuade them by rolling and twisting and rolling and twist…You get the idea.
Cookie House 10 246x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 10.   Stick the chimney to the roof and drizzle icing all over the roof.  Quickly shake sprinkles on the icing. (10)
Cookie House 11 230x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 11.   Lay your house on it’s back to add decorations to the front of the house.  Let them set for a few minutes. (11)
Cookie House 12a 300x209 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz 12.   This photo shows how the snowman and his hat go together.
Cookie House 12b1 247x300 December Creative Play Day 3: Holiday Cookie House by Candace Jedrowicz And here they are assembled.
13.   The trees got a few spots of icing, some sprinkles and stars on top.  And there you have it!  Cookie house example)  You built your own house and now you get to eat it!  You should put on some coffee.

Comments

  1. Janet Licari says:

    A very cute idea. I love how you warm your ingredients in your pockets :)
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