I had a variety of candies and sprinkles, plus some canned frosting to use to stick the decorations to the houses. If MC was older, we could have used the glue to precisely place the decorations, but I knew she wouldn't have patience for that, so we just coated the houses in frosting when we were ready ready to decorate. That way the girls could just place the candies wherever they wanted and it would stick to the house.
The girls had a blast decorating their gingerbread houses (and sampling the decorations, too!). They both carefully placed each decoration on exactly where they wanted it.
We chose to work on our kitchen table instead of MC's little craft table because we had more space on the bigger table. I was concerned about the spill/mess factor, but it actually wasn't too bad at all. The sprinkles were the biggest mess, but after a wipe or three of the table and a run of the vacuum, it is
Here are our finished results.
*Gingerbread House Glue recipe:
3T meringue powder
1T creamy peanut butter
3.75 cups powdered sugar
Mix together meringue powder, peanut butter, and water for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar and mix for 5 minutes. Put into zip-top bag and snip off corner for piping.