If you wanted to make gingerbread houses with year 2 (Hansel and Gretel link) would you bother with the expense of real gingerbread (you'd be buying the bits yourself and don't start an argument about why not because I know!!!) and the bother of risk assessments let alone trying to get the kitchen staff to allow a mere teacher to use the ovens. Or would you get the children to weigh and make the salt dough (they have done this before) and so make inedible, but possible more long lasting and less hassly houses? If salt dough houses (which I'm sort of going towards so they can use our classroom rulers to make the pieces and so make them in maths) what would you use to decorate? Pipe cleaners and little pom poms? What else? All views and ideas welcome (probably) as well as any other things I've not thought of. Thank you.