Homemade Gingerbread House (EASY, DIY Christmas Ideas)

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Homemade Gingerbread House (EASY, DIY Christmas Ideas)

Ingredients Needed to Build this Gingerbread house:

  • Graham crackers.
  • Egg whites.
  • Confectioners sugar.

Making a gingerbread house is a fun Christmas activity that you can do with your children. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Select your desired Ginger Bread house shape.

Below are a few sample ideas. Click on the images below to enlarge them.

Option A: Basic Ginger Bread Graham Cracker House.

Easy gingerbread house pattern

Option B: Easy Gingerbread House with chimney.

Small gingerbread house idea

Option C: Large Gingerbread House with chimney.

DIY gingerbread house graham crackers

Option D: Gingerbread Church with Steeple.

DIY gingerbread church with steeple

Step 2. Cut Graham Crackers Using a Serrated Knife.

A serrated knife will allow you to cut the graham crackers without breaking them. If you are still having problems cutting your graham crackers, place them inside a damp paper dowel and microwave them for 10 seconds. This will help make the crackers softer.

Gingerbread house cutting graham cracker

Step 2. Separate Egg Whites from Yolk.

Use pasteurized eggs whites if you plan on eating your ginger bread house.

Gingerbread house plans egg white

Step 3. Mix Egg Whites and Confectioners Sugar.

Mix one egg white with approximately one cup (4 ounces) of confectioners sugar.

Step 4. Apply Frosting using a Piping Bag.

Use frosting to join the pieces together. Allow the walls to set for at least two hours before adding the roof.

Ginger bread house frosting icing

Step 5. Decorate Your Gingerbread House.

You can use M&M’s, mini cookies, Hershey’s Kisses and Hugs, candy canes, peppermints, chocolate bars, etc. to help make your gingerbread house shine!

Gingerbread house decorate

Ginger bread house template decorate

Homemade gingerbread house from graham crackers

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