It’s a gingerbread Christmas!

Lincoln Crossing Elementary students get in the spirit
By: Stephanie Dumm News Messenger Reporter
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What do graham crackers, milk cartons and gumdrops have in common? They are just three of the materials used Friday by Lauren Botonis’ Lincoln Crossing Elementary School second-graders to make gingerbread houses. Students used frosting to attach graham-cracker walls to their pint-sized milk cartons. And then the decorating fun really began. Star-shaped marshmallows, candy canes, gum drops, licorice and M&M’s were just some of the candy used to make houses the villain from the fairy tale, “Hansel and Gretel,” would envy. Making gingerbread houses is something Botonis said the second-grade classes do every year. “It’s to celebrate the holiday season and to let them use their imaginations,” Botonis said. “They get to eat them after they take them home.” Perhaps this will inspire Lincoln residents to get their creativity flowing and construct their own gingerbread homes this holiday season. - Stephanie Dumm