Decorate and set up your own gingerbread dwelling with these Gorgeous Gingerbread House Crafts for Kids! Lots of crafts with paper, cardboard, felt & more!
Christmas decorations are pretty classic around the world, and you’re sure to find red and white candy canes, green and red mistletoe and lots of shiny baubles. But there’s something else that’s an icon of Christmas, and that’s the elaborately constructed gingerbread house!
Legend has it that the gingerbread house has been around since medieval times and now gingerbread house making is a separate profession! It’s no wonder, if you consider the amount of painstaking detail that goes into each house!
However, today, we’re not going to make anything that difficult. Instead, we’re going to enjoy the gorgeousness of gingerbread houses without too much trouble, with these adorable gingerbread house crafts for kids. Scratch that – these are crafts for kids and everyone else in the family too!
20 Gorgeous Gingerbread House Crafts for Kids
Gingerbread house making can get messy, but Mrs Winter’s Bliss promises us that this one is mess-free! This project is so cute and that little gingerbread girl just lights up your day!
This card from I Heart Crafty Things is sure to make the recipient smile all over her face! It’s quite a clever project, with all the main elements of gingerbread houses included without making it look cluttered.
Set up your own little gingerbread layout with this Popsicle stick house from Fireflies and Mudpies. This is easy to make with regular craft supplies that you already have lying around at home.
We’re a huge fan of felt plushies, especially holiday-themed ones! This little felt gingerbread house is no different, and we love the details like the snow on the roof and the chimney!
Brown paper bags are just begging to be turned into gingerbread houses, aren’t they? Tikkido seems to think so, and that’s why they’ve put up a simple craft that also doubles up as a storage for treats!
If you’ve got old pasta lying around, we highly recommend this project from Chica Circle! Take an old birdhouse and give it new life with some paint and pasta in different shapes.
Gingerbread houses can also decorate the outside of your house, as The Keeper of the Cheerios shows with this project! Love all those Christmas themed little trinkets hanging from the top!
How cute are these little clay gingerbread house ornaments? Projects with Kids shows us how easy it is to make custom ornaments for your tree with regular clay pots you can find anywhere.
Milk cartons oddly look like town houses, don’t they? Which is probably why they work perfectly as gingerbread houses too, with a few add ons! Check out the full tutorial to make this project over at Crafts by Amanda.
Want a fully decorated gingerbread house in just a few steps? Ayelet Keshet has the solution, with printable gingerbread houses! The best part is that you can color it any way you like.
It’s past Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not the season for treats! The Craft Patch Blog gives us an easy way to make a gingerbread house treat box, that also doubles up as cute decor for the mantle.
Do the little people in your home want to make their own gingerbread houses but all the crafts are too complicated for them? No problem, let them just try out this paper collage from Non Toy Gifts! Simple but really pretty!
This cardboard gingerbread house from Project Kid is so adorable, we wish it was livable! You can decorate this any way you like and it’ll still look pretty – don’t forget that shredded ‘snow’ around the house!
Can you see the lights inside these little gingerbread houses? Makes you wonder if there are little elves living inside! Little Red Window brings us a cute little project that would also work well as a centerpiece for your dinner table.
Got paper? Well, that’s pretty much all you need to make this gingerbread house from Instructables! Some plain scrapbook paper and some Christmas theme patterned paper and you’re all set to make this cute craft.
Put those craft sticks to good use by making these super cute ornaments from Learning and Exploring through Play. You can hang them on your tree or make a slightly bigger version to hang on the wall.
A busy bag is always handy especially if you have a bit of traveling to do this holiday season. The Gingerbread House has a cute idea for a gingerbread house busy bag, so your little one can have fun decorating it to his heart’s content.
If you’ve been thinking of setting up a Christmas village, try out this gingerbread house version from Hello Wonderful. This is an easy paper craft, so you should have a full set of houses ready in no time at all!
If you’d like something a little more artsy fartsy, try out this painted gingerbread house from Step by Step Painting. And don’t worry, they’ll guide you all the way through, even providing a template for download.
What’s a house whose doors don’t open? That seems to be the philosophy behind this cute house from 10 Minutes of Quality Time. Open the doors and say ‘Hi’ to two incredibly cheery little gingerbread people!
Aren’t these just beautiful? And as you can see, they aren’t too difficult to make – you can choose a project based on the time and effort required. Get the whole family involved or gather the cousins and have a gingerbread house making competition – and keep the camera ready to capture some lovely memories!