sign in

Don’t have an account? Register now.

e-mail address:
password:
  cancel
  Forgot your password?
Click here to be e-mailed a new password.
Miniature Gingerbread House
Miniature Gingerbread House
crafts & activities
share with your friends!
send a quick e-mail about this to up to three friends.

to: add
from:
message:
send   cancel
Miniature Gingerbread House

For your privacy, Lakeshore will not be sending your information to any third party.
email Pin It

This colorful, easy-to-make craft project is fun for everyone—plus, it’s deliciously edible!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 5th grade / 4 - 10 years

You will need:

  • Graham crackers
  • White frosting (canned or homemade)
  • Assortment of holiday candy (gumdrops, peppermints, candy canes, licorice, etc.)
  • Plastic knife
  • Wire whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry bag

Directions

  1. Make your own frosting or empty a can of white frosting into a medium-sized bowl. Mix the frosting thoroughly with a wire whisk so that it is smooth and creamy, not runny.
  2. Spoon some of the frosting into a pastry bag (or a resealable plastic bag with a small hole cut out of the corner).
  3. Place a graham cracker on a flat surface and pipe frosting around the edges.
  4. Take four additional crackers—one for each side of the house—and stand them up in the frosting so that the gingerbread house looks like a box with no top.
  5. Have students help hold the “walls” of the house upright as you squeeze additional frosting onto all the outside corners, as well as along the bottom for reinforcement. Then, let the house stand (or put it in the refrigerator for a while) so that the frosting has a chance to harden.
  6. When the frosting has hardened a little, pipe some more frosting along the top edges of the house and position two additional graham crackers on top of the house to make a V-shaped roof. (Note: It is helpful if these two crackers hang over the edges a little so that they can “rest” in the frosting on top of the house.)
  7. Once the structure is built, there will be two triangular-shaped open spaces in the roof area on either side of the house.
  8. Take out your assortment of candy and encourage students to decorate the roof and sides of their houses by securing the candy onto their houses with frosting.
  9. Place the houses in a prominent location as a holiday decoration. Then, allow students to eat their gingerbread houses for a special treat!
more great crafts & activities
Math Social Studies Language arts
Math Monsters
My Fish Counting Book
Practice Makes Perfect
Manipulating Money
Race and Solve
Mapping Mania
more
Famous Person Profile
Papier-Mâché Globe
Time Capsule
Time Line of My Life
Make a School Map
Stringing Together
more
Reading Rainbows
“Let’s Talk About Spring”
Mystery Can

“If We Ran the Zoo” Animal Train Bulletin Board
Lucky Day Sight-Word Game
more
Science Seasonal Just for fun
Butterflies in the Sky Mural
Ladybug Rocks
Spring Sprouts
Flowers Drink Up Spring
Flowerpot
Color-Mixing Leaves
more
Fall
Whooo Am I? Owl Craft
Counting Corn
Autumn Owls Leaf Collage
Fall Leaf Wreath
Fall Suncatcher
more
Diving Dolphins
Personalized Key Chains
Summertime Flower Leis
Butterfly Snack Bags
Flowerpot Picture Frame
Fun with Bubbles
more
Classroom fun Special days Multicultural
Sandpaper Shapes Sand Castle
Who Am I? Photo Puzzle
“All About Me” Tree
A Healthy Picnic
Spring Learning Centers
Flower Bookmark
Make-Your-Own Sidewalk Chalk
more
October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Paper Bag Scarecrows
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Giant Pumpkin
Jack-O’-Lantern

November Holidays
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Turkey Table Toppers
Being Thankful Sunflower
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Plate
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
Turkey Trot Relay Game
“A Festive Feast” Brain Teaser Game
Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
Peppermint Candy Handprint Plates
Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Reindeer
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Party Masks
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine Mobile
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Giant Valentine
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem

March Holidays
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Leprechaun Hunt

Earth Day
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags
Recycled Robots

Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
May Day Basket
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card

Patriotic Holidays
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat
more
Pen Pal Project
Papier-Mâché Basket
Papier-Mâché Globe
Family Flag
People Shapes™ Quilt
History & Heritage Interview
Festive Fan
more
Internet Retailer Hot 100 Award Top 500 Internet Retailer Trustwave Norton Secured PayPal
©2014 Lakeshore Learning Materials. All rights reserved.