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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sugar cube igloos

I loved this activity as a kid!  It's a perfect winter activity for kids.

Just make up a batch of royal icing and buy a couple of boxes of sugar cubes and you're set!  I cut up an old wipes box and covered each side with aluminum foil for the base.

I start off doing a horseshoe shape, and then build up and slightly in.  Then I do an arch doorway on a flat surface and add lots of frosting.  I let it dry and then stand it up to the door...and frosting in place of course.

I make the roof on a flat surface as well, making sure to use a lot of frosting and let dry completely before adding it to your structure.

Lily wasn't quite old enough to appreciate it this year, so I invited my nephews and brother-in-law and sister-in-laws over for the fun.  They all loved it.  I think this may be a tradition we do every year!

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