Updated for 2017!
How do you entertain three older teenage kids during the holidays? Buy them a gingerbread house! We found a Disney “Crafty Cooking Kits” Mickey and Minnie house for $10 at Big Lots.
Here’s what you get for ten bucks:
This is the look we were going for:
First we rounded up all our helpers, including this one…
The kit comes in a pretty big box, which you really didn’t need for the contents. The box makes it appear as if you are getting more than you get.
Look closely and you can see our problem, although I didn’t notice the issue until we removed the thin wrapping, 20 minutes away from the store.
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