Gingerbread house making is an age-old tradition. Not only is it fun and lets you get the creative juices flowing, but it's tasty, too! While this is a fun holiday activity, it can have its downsides. For instance, getting those gingerbread pieces to hold together is often easier said than done! Think how easy it would be if the pieces were made of sturdy construction paper that's folded to stand on its own. If you don't want to have to spend money on the real gingerbread kits, or you'd like to cut down on the holiday sweets, we have a nifty craft for you to use with your kids.
At the very least, you can always print these for that one family member who doesn't want to design their own gingerbread house with the excuse that they're "not creative". However you choose these, just have fun with it!
SuppliesOpen up your craft closet and search through the cupboards! You will need the following to complete this project:
- A working black and white printer
- White printer paper or white cardstock
- Crayons or markers
- Some glue sticks and/or clear tape
- Battery tea lights (if desired)
Follow this link to get your free printable, and start making memories together! Printables are a fun, easy way to do arts and crafts that don't cost an arm and a leg. Follow the directions on the printed pages to make four different DIY gingerbread houses:
- Let it Snow House
- All is Bright House
- Baby it's Cold Outside House
- Candy Cane Dream Home