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December 12, 2019 at 7:12 a.m.
With her head warmed by a Santa hat to showcase the holiday spirit, Kate Plateroti forages through a bowl of assorted candies to put the perfect finishing touches on her gingerbread house. The kindergartener is one of 100 King Street Elementary School students building cookie homes during a PTA-sponsored craft event on Friday, Dec. 6.
Using frosting as a glue, first-grader David Lima sharply focuses on application so he can stick a gingerbread man onto his colorful cookie home.
First-grader Savannah Gimenez uses both hands to delicately squeeze frosting from a tube into decorative dots on the roof of her creation.
Pursing his lips in concentration, fourth-grader Justin Garcia paints the shingles of his gingerbread house a festive green.
The afternoon is filled with plenty of laughter, sugar and messy hands while friends, such as fourth-graders Deanna Berlingo (left) and Brooke Szygiel, make tasty houses together.
Fifth-grader Isabella Ortiz can’t contain the giggles as she’s caught on camera squeezing frosting into her mouth—not on the house!
Is snow green? In second-grader Jared Bautista’s world it is, so he makes sure to drizzle plenty of lime-green, edible gel on the roof of his gingerbread house.