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Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses are so festive and fun to make every year! It’s one of my kids favorite things to do at Christmastime with my children. These Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses make it so simple to throw together for a family activity or a Christmas party for friends!

These are a really frugal activity to make as a Christmas tradition. Your kids will have fun designing their very own gingerbread houses! You can customize however you like.

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Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

One thing I have learned about making gingerbread houses with my children is that they are messy! You will never have a perfect house turn out. We have tried a few different ways of making them and each way is just messy. This is a project that you have to just enjoy the process and the mess. There will be sticky icing fingers and kids begging to eat the candy. All of it is just making memories. Enjoy the process and let go of perfection!

This is by far the easiest way to make gingerbread houses! This way each of my 4 children gets to make their own house and design it the way they want. We have done the $10 kits before and we always have to make the house together because I am not spending $40 on kits. This project is under $10 total and works great for a group of kids. It would be perfect for a children’s Christmas party craft!

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Ingredients Needed

  • A box graham crackers
  • White icing
  • Powdered sugar
  • Various candies for decorating
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Instructions

  1. Grab a cookie sheet and have it ready to build your gingerbread houses on.
  2. Get your graham crackers ready. You will want to trim down the front and back into peaks for the roof to go on. Each house needs 4 graham crackers. You will break two of them crackers in half to form the sides and roof.
  3. Put some icing in an icing bag or a ziplock bag. Clip a corner so that you have a nice icing pipe.
  4. Use the icing as the glue. Put icing on each edge as you put the house together. I start with the front and back pieces, add the side and then add the roof. Make sure the roof has lots of icing to hold it toegther.
  5. Now you can pipe on windows, doors, shingles.. whatever you want with the white icing.
  6. Now you can add your candy to create a fun & festive look. I used red and white peppermint candies to create simple, Christmas-inspired gingerbread houses.
  7. Then I crushed up the leftover graham crackers and some of the peppermint candies and sprinkled it all over the top.
  8. Now you can dust whit powdered sugar to make your house look like it is covered in snow!
  9. There ya go! Simple gingerbread houses using graham crackers!
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Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

These simple & easy to make Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses come together so quickly. They take the mess and stress out of this fun, family tradition.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 houses

Equipment

  • 1 gallon ziplock bag
  • 1 tray

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box graham crackers
  • 1 tub white icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • various candies for decorating

Instructions
 

  • Grab a cookie sheet and have it ready to build your gingerbread houses on.
  • Get your graham crackers ready. You will want to trim down the front and back into peaks for the roof to go on. Each house needs 4 graham crackers. You will break two of them crackers in half to form the sides and roof.
  • Put some icing in an icing bag or a ziplock bag. Clip a corner so that you have a nice icing pipe.
  • Use the icing as the glue. Put icing on each edge as you put the house together. I start with the front and back pieces, add the side and then add the roof. Make sure the roof has lots of icing to hold it toegther.
  • Now you can pipe on windows, doors, shingles.. whatever you want with the white icing.
  • Now you can add your candy to create a fun & festive look. I used red and white peppermint candies to create simple, Christmas-inspired gingerbread houses.
  • Then I crushed up the leftover graham crackers and some of the peppermint candies and sprinkled it all over the top.
  • Now you can dust whit powdered sugar to make your house look like it is covered in snow!
  • There ya go! Simple gingerbread houses using graham crackers!
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