12 Gingerbread Crafts that Kids Can Make

Wondering how to make a gingerbread house?  I’ve got your back with several gingerbread house ideas to make the perfect christmas gingerbread house!  Not all gingerbread houses are made from recipes, some of these ideas show you how to make one using cardboard, foamcore and even a wooden bird house.  These tutorials will give you tons of ideas on how to make it spectacular.  {{knuckle bumps}}

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Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make Holiday CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for the holiday season!

Gingerbread House 

Rustic Log Cabin Gingerbread House

1.  Rustic Log Cabin Gingerbread House ~ You don’t have to purchase a premade gingerbread house kit to make this gorgeous log cabin house.  Vikalinka shares her recipes and step by step tutorials to make this amazing Rustic Log Cabin Gingerbread House.

Mini Gingerbread Houses

2.  Mini Gingerbread Houses ~ Depending on the ages of your kids this is a project that you could start, by building the house and then let them go to town decorating! All you need in addition to the candy decoration is graham crackers, icing and a knife to cut the graham crackers! Small enough that each member of the family can have their own!

How to Make a Gingerbread House

 How to Make a Gingerbread House

3.  How to Make a Gingerbread House ~ Here’s a great recipe for icing, plus tips and tricks that are tried and true to help make your gingerbread house decorating enjoyable!


4.  The Best Gingerbread Glue Recipe ~ If you have a great icing “glue” then your gingerbread house will turn out every time.  Here’s a great recipe that is perfect to use with kids because it dries in about 10 seconds!


5.  Mini Gingerbread Houses ~ If you love mini, then you’ll love this template for making mini gingerbread houses!  {score}

Gingerbread House Ideas

Gingerbread House

6.  Gingerbread House {Christmas Craft} ~ Tutorial on making an adorable gingerbread house from a wood bird house. The house can then be used in your Christmas decorations year after year!

Faux Gingerbread House

7.  Faux Gingerbread House Turn wood houses into amazing decoration pieces with candy and gum in this simple kids crafts. This simple craft is perfect for older children (a hot glue gun is needed) and can become a keepsake once sprayed with craft sealant.

Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread Houses

8.  Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread Houses ~ Create a tiny gingerbread house from an old cardboard box and white marker.  You could even create an entire village.

Gingerbread Men


9.  SweetSugarBelle’s Favorite Gingerbread Recipe ~ These soft and spicy gingerbread cookies are make for decorating!

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10.  Chocolate Spice Gingerbread ~ This recipe is a spin on a traditional gingerbread cookie adding cocoa, cloves and black pepper for a headily spiced gingerbread that makes the house smell delicious as it is baking.  I can’t wait to try it, can you?

Gingerbread S'more Pops

11.  Gingerbread S’more Pops {Edible Crafts for Kids} ~ These S’mores boys and girls are a alternative to the traditional gingerbread cookies.  They are also fun to decorate while creating fun gingerbread and candy houses for them too.

Gingerbread S'more Houses

12.  Gingerbread S’more Houses ~ Gingerbread S’more Houses with Boozy Eggnog Marshmallow Filling. These are more than gingerbread cookies. They’re gingerbread s’more houses with boozy eggnog marshmallow filling and chocolate sandwiched in between.



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