Century students build with sugar power

Graham crackers substitute for gingerbread wallboard in second graders' sugarplum fairy-sized building project.

Sadie Safratowich, at left, Kaden Knowles and Miranda Henry practice social distancing while setting up their gingerbread houses recently at Century School. (Submitted photo)

Local children building on a holiday tradition created crafts that look good enough to eat.

Second-graders at Century School completed their gingerbread house projects this week.

"Students were asked to make a house with Graham crackers, a milk carton, and frosting. They then had free reign on decorations," said second grade teacher Kristen Poehler. "This is normally a parent event, but unfortunately, (we) had to do it on our own in the classrooms."

Juana Lux Gomez, at left, tiles the roof of her Graham cracker house with colorful candy, while fellow second-grader Terra Pearson built and decorated her gingerbread house in class at Century School. (Submitted photos)

Robin Fish is a staff reporter at the Park Rapids Enterprise. Contact him at or 218-252-3053.
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