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Creating a Gingerbread Village with Morrisons

You all know that we love gingerbread and gingerbread houses. For us, it’s not just a Christmas thing – we love them all year round. In December we baked our first gingerbread house which only lasted a few days. So I bought a Gingerbread Village kit from Morrisons for us all to do over Christmas.

Gingerbread Village from Morrisons

Gingerbread Village from Morrisons

We don’t have a Morrisons near us but when I popped into one I found they had some lovely products for Christmas. This year I could’t resist their Gingerbread Village. It consisted of 5 gingerbread house shapes with pre-made icing, jelly hearts, pucker ups and mini bead sweets. We couldn’t help but gather some of our own supplies too!

Gingerbread Village from Morrisons

I thought this would make a fun gingerbread activity. Both the children love decorating a gingerbread house but this kit meant they could each make at least one of their own.

Morrisons Gingerbread Village

The first step was to knead the icing pouch for a minute to a soft smooth consistency. We also had to separate the 5 mini village houses into individual panels by gently breaking along the snap lines between sections. Inside the box was a cardboard tray which we used as a base for setting up our mini village.

Then it was time to get started. First we put each little building together using the icing. I liked the fact each building was different.

building a Gingerbread Village

Then the children each chose two and started decorating them with the white icing and sweets. They both did it their own way.

decorating a gingerbread house

There was a lot of concentration so this was a pretty good activity for Christmas Eve. We all enjoyed a loaded hot chocolate whilst we built the gingerbread village.

decorating a gingerbread house

I have to admit that we’re not planning on eating this gingerbread village. The gingerbread itself is quite thick and pale and doesn’t look nearly as appetising as homemade gingerbread. My 6 year old has already asked if we can make some porg gingerbread biscuits so I think we will be whipping up some of those soon.Creating a Gingerbread Village with Morrisons


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    January 2, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    These look so lovely! I love that your children could make one each and then put it all together. Nothing like some festive collaboration!

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    Rhiannon D'Averc
    January 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    You’ve just reminded me that I’ve got something similar sitting in the cupboard. I’m not sure mine will come out as good as yours though haha!

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