Are you getting ready to make a gingerbread house? This article shares seven different ways to make a gingerbread house. Many of these are kid-friendly, and there are even a couple surprises in this group!
1. Make a Gingerbread House from a Mold
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Find a mold like this. While most of the work is done for you, you can still say it’s 100% homemade! To make this really easy, use gingerbread mix. Click here to see how this all comes together in a gingerbread party (with a long list of ideas for candy toppings).
2. Make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House on a Milk Carton
This is the recipe my friend made for our toddler play date last year, and it was perfect for little ones. I know my friend had a hard time collecting milk cartons for all the children in our group, but once you gather the milk cartons, they’re easy to assemble. From Martha Stewart.
3. Make a Gingerbread House from Scratch
Mama Smiles shows us how she made her house with a toddler (no small feat!) from scratch!
4. Make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House
Caked Alaska shows us how to make a beautiful graham cracker gingerbread house (unlike my ramshackle shanty town houses). And this post from Kelley Moore is also lovely.
5. Make a Tiny Gingerbread House Perched on the Rim of a Mug
6. Make a Gingerbread House from a Kit
Or, take the easier route with a store-bought kit. A Spoonful of Sugar Designs shares their Ikea kit. Lovely. These kits are easy to find in many stores during the holiday season. In case you want the ease of shopping online, this gingerbread house kit is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon (affiliate).
7. Make a Gingerbread Matzo House
Not exactly gingerbread, but we made these jelly bean matzo houses earlier this year and I couldn’t resist sharing, just to show that with some icing and candy, you can turn just about anything into a house.
More Handmade Holiday Projects
How to make Easy Salt Dough Ornaments and part 2: How to Paint Salt Dough Ornaments
Skip the candy-filled advent calendar and make a DIY Activity Advent Calendar
Make a Snowflake Collage
Make a Frozen Wreath
Winter Craft Collage Invitation