With five children in seven years, the only way I could keep up with housework, laundry, cleaning, Sunday School and crafts was by not sleeping on Thursday night. I would put the kids to bed, start a marathon laundry and cleaning session and, around 1 a.m. or so, start crafting. I began teaching our 1st grade Sunday School class in 1985 (and continued until 2004 when I was bumped up, without my knowledge or consent to 7th & 8th graders) and was also my oldest daughter's brownie leader. I would assemble a village for the girl scouts and make a dozen or so extra for my children and my sunday school class.
|Step One: separate graham crackers into squares.|
Spread frosting on one edge
|Step Two: spread frosting on opposite edge|
|Step Three: Attach an unfrosted cracker for a side wall|
Step Four: repeat on other side for the opposite side all.
Step Five: add a cracker buttered as in Step Three as your fourth wall.
|Step Six - butter two edges for your "attic floor"|
Crackers are not perfectly square, you will see how this fits on top!
Many years ago, but less than 22 years, we began a service project called "Make It , Bake It, Take It" for the youth of our church. On the first Sunday of December, those in grades 1 and up gather to make a craft and bake cookies and take them to the seniors in our parish. I make my houses so the kids have something to decorate and take home to enjoy.
|Step Seven: Butter the "open" sides of your attic floor|
|Step Eight: Butter only one side of roof section one|
|Hint: Assemble to the point of the attic floor, let dry before adding the roof sections.|
|Hint: Butter one section with frosting at a time. |
Decorate and move on to another section