I made the icing and started to "glue" it together. I had them help me hold it until the icing dried but they were terrible at keeping it straight or still. I also didn't know that it takes the icing 15 minutes to dry enough to start on the next piece. It also takes 2 hours for the whole thing to set before you can start decorating it! I was so frustrated! I guess I would have known that if I would have read the instructions before hand but now I had two kids who were so excited and icing that would not dry!
I talked them into going to take a bath why I finished putting it together and then I stuck it in the freezer. 30 minutes later is was dry enough.
And here is the finished product! I included two pictures of them with the house because Ry is cheesing it up in the first one and Tanner is in the second one.
So after a complete mess, icing everywhere, two spilled bowls of candy and 2 hours later I present to you the prettiest gingerbread house ever! Take notice of the two gingerbread men cookies they made also. Ry's is the one completely covered in candy and Tanner's is the one with like 2 pieces on it. They seriously decorated the whole thing by themselves. The only 2 things I suggested where the green in the front for grass and the candy going along the middle of the top.
Now they bug me everyday to eat it!