I have made these several times and they are a lot of fun. I've always made them with Little Miss (DD) and she loves it. The recipe makes two or more gingerbread houses, so I let my daughter decorate one to her heart desires. Yes, it's not an art gallery item, but her face is amazing to watch as she decorates her little house. I've also have given these as gifts and they have used them as a centre piece for Christmas table. I've also entered one of Little Miss master piece in Zaar 2006 Gingerbread House and Cookie Contest. Recipe comes from a book call 100 favourite cakes and biscuits by Alison Holst. Happy Holidays.