What do little kids really want out of their Gingerbread experience? Really. My 3-year old wanted to decorate a house. She wanted it colorful and fancy, and she wanted to do it herself. She also wanted a pond.
She really didn't care that we used graham crackers, that her roof wasn't pointed, and that most of her decorations were whole-grain fishies and extra-fiber fruit loops (perhaps because this was her first Gingerbread House?).
She did a fabulous job...all by herself! If she wants to do something on her own, I try to encourage it. I think it's empowering.
Mmmmm...fruit loops and frosting!
She's an artist...and she knows it!