Building gingerbread houses is one of my family’s favorite Christmastime traditions–the more elaborate and candy-laden, the better. It’s one of those activities we plan for in our Christmas budget, but since purchasing all the supplies can get quite pricey, it remains a once-a-year activity, even though my kids ask for it several times throughout the year.
The kids’ love for building gingerbread houses inspired this simple Gingerbread House Printable Craft Template–adaptable for the beginning or experienced gingerbread house builder, and loaded with plenty of non-sticky sweets.
Build Your Own Gingerbread House Craft
- FREE Gingerbread House Template printable
- white paper or card stock
- (optional) colored card stock or patterned paper
Download and Print the Gingerbread House Craft Template
Download the Gingerbread House template and print on white paper or cardstock. We prefer cardstock as it makes the craft sturdier, especially when using markers or paint.
Color or Paint the Gingerbread House Craft Template
Cut the Gingerbread House Craft Pieces
Assemble the Gingerbread House Craft Pieces
Begin assembling the house with the structural pieces first.
Then, for the best part: decorating! I included several pieces in the printable so the kids could decorate to their imagination’s content. Some will want to go all out, while others may keep it simple. That’s the fun part of building gingerbread houses, and of this craft–no right way to assemble them.
Mount Your Gingerbread House for Display
When finished, mount your house on a piece of colored card stock or patterned paper, if desired, and display all season long.
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