The pre-built gingerbread house kit from Costco is such a great activity for the kids.
Basically you take the pre-built house out of the box and start decorating! My children had a blast decorating their first official house all by themselves. I did not have to worry about the sides of the house falling down or helping to stabilize anything since everything was set to go.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
- We used an extra Betty Crocker whipped cream tub/ white icing tub to completely cover the house in frosting.
- We saved the original cardboard box to transport the gingerbread house to our home mess free!
The kit is very reasonably priced at $9.99 while similar kits are $15-$20 at Save-On-Foods and Safeway.