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Cardboard “CANDY” COTTAGE AMI MAES
Save yourself long hours in the kitchen spent mixing, rolling, cutting and baking gingerbread dough – use cardboard instead. This fantastic upcycled material is abundant and easy to use. Plus, you can avoid a sugar melt-down by skipping the temptation (and expense) of supplying bags of candy, sprinkles and royal icing – and sculpt your own candy cane columns and gumdrop windows using modeling dough. This open-ended, creative process is fun for ages 5-12 (or, say, age 35+, if Mama is so inclined). These cottages can be used as holiday ornaments, wall hangings, or added as a 3D element to a canvas painting, as shown here. You can even make a village; a timeless, long lasting heirloom, completely made by hand from the heART!. Traditionalists who want a classic edible gingerbread house (complete with candies galore) can skip the inevitable sticky clean-up at home, and instead, deliver their children to a workshop at HANDMAKERY, where crumble-proof walls and every sweet adornment will be provided.