Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Welcome to the enchanting world of a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House, where creativity meets sweetness to construct a delightful and edible holiday masterpiece.

This delightful holiday tradition combines the charm of gingerbread houses with the simplicity and convenience of graham crackers.

Crafting a “gingerbread house” with graham crackers is a joyful and festive activity that brings families and friends together during the holiday season.

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Join us as we make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House, where the aroma of sweet icing and the colorful array of candies come together to create a holiday experience that’s as delightful to make as it is to behold and savor.

Let your child’s creativity shine and make this holiday season extra special together with the joy of crafting and sharing these festive and edible works of art.

Gluten Free Graham Cracker Option

If your child has Celiac like mine (or a gluten intolerance), you can always make this joyful craft using gluten free graham crackers.

Several brands offer gluten-free graham crackers, providing a tasty alternative for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, including:

  1. Schar: Schar is a well-known brand offering a variety of gluten-free products, including graham crackers.
  2. Pamela’s Products: Pamela’s offers gluten-free graham crackers made with a blend of gluten-free flours.
  3. Kinnikinnick Foods: This brand is known for its gluten-free products, including graham-style crackers suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.

As always, check product labels and ingredient lists before purchasing because they can change without notice.

Ingredients for a Gingerbread House without Gingerbread

graham cracker gingerbread house in process

How to Make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Construct the foundation of the graham cracker house on the paper plate. Use icing in a piping bag to firmly attach the four graham cracker squares to the plate and to connect the sides.

Position additional graham crackers on top of the structure to form the roof, securing them in place with icing.

With precision, cut out two triangles to fill the gaps beneath the roofing section and affix them securely using icing.

completed graham cracker gingerbread house

Get creative with icing, candy and sprinkles to adorn the house. Let it dry and then display!

And for a fun addition, create your own Christmas tree to go with it by covering an ice cream cone in green icing and decorate!

More Traditional Gingerbread House Alternatives

Explore a world of delightful alternatives to the traditional gingerbread house, each offering a unique twist on this beloved holiday tradition.

While you’re having fun creating, read some of these fun Gingerbread Books with your kids. And even if you don’t want to make a traditional gingerbread house, you can still make these delicious Gingerbread Cookies.

Whether you’re looking for gluten-free options, healthier alternatives or creative variations that stand out, this collection has something for everyone.

Printable Christmas Fun!

Keep the fun going! Unwrap a delightful assortment of printable treasures that will add warmth, joy and learning to your Christmas celebrations.

So, dust off your printer and let the Christmas fun begin with our selection of delightful printables!

Graham cracker houses offer a whimsical and edible canvas for your imagination to run wild.

From snow-covered roofs to candy cane fences, the possibilities are endless as you embark on a journey of holiday-inspired architectural creation.

Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings, or a cozy night in, these charming structures not only make for eye-catching decorations but also serve as delicious treats for all to enjoy.

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $

Materials

  • Graham crackers
  • Icing
  • Candies
  • Sprinkles
  • Mini candy canes 
  • Ice cream cone 
  • Green icing
  • Paper plate

Tools

  • Piping bags
  • Plastic knife

Instructions

    1. Construct the foundation of the graham cracker house on the paper plate. Use icing in a piping bag to firmly attach the four graham cracker squares to the plate and to connect the sides.
    2. Position additional graham crackers on top of the structure to form the roof, securing them in place with icing.
    3. With precision, cut out two triangles to fill the gaps beneath the roofing section and affix them securely using icing.
    4. Get creative with icing, candy and sprinkles to adorn the house. Let it dry and then display!
    5. And for a fun addition, create your own Christmas tree to go with it by covering an ice cream cone in green icing and decorate!

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