Solana Santa Fe Gingerbread House Party


Dec. 12 marked Solana Santa Fe second grade teacher Denise Degraffenreid’s 10th year of making gingerbread houses in the classroom.

“Every year is different,” said Degraffenried, surveying a room where thatched snowy roofs were being created by students using Frosted Mini Wheats. Colorful tile roofs were made using Necco wafers.

Kids made candy walkways, licorice siding and gumdrop chimneys. The young architects mostly resisted eating their construction materials, but rogue frosting on cheeks was a dead giveaway! Parents, grandparents and siblings joined in on the fun day.

Photos/Karen Billing