National Gingerbread House Day 12/12- DIY Gingerbread Houses with Kwik – The Pencil Grip, Inc.
National Gingerbread House Day 12/12- DIY Gingerbread Houses with Kwik Stix!

National Gingerbread House Day 12/12- DIY Gingerbread Houses with Kwik Stix!

National Gingerbread House Day 12/12- DIY Gingerbread Houses with Kwik Stix!

Celebrate National Gingerbread House Day on December 12th!

Are you ready to embark on a deliciously creative adventure with your little ones? Look no further than DIY gingerbread house crafts! But hold on a second, we're not talking about the edible kind. We're talking about crafting gingerbread houses using cardboard. It's a fun and mess-free way to let your children's imaginations run wild while avoiding any potential sugar-induced meltdowns. So, grab your scissors, glue, and a sprinkle of holiday magic, and let's dive into the world of DIY gingerbread house crafts!

Why Cardboard?

Before we get started, you might be wondering why we're using cardboard instead of the traditional gingerbread. Well, besides the fact that cardboard is non-edible (and we don't want any little ones taking a bite out of their masterpiece), it's also more durable and easier to work with. Plus, it's a great way to recycle and repurpose materials you may already have at home. So, let's get eco-friendly and crafty!

Gingerbread House Village

Materials Needed: old cereal box, Kwik Stix, hot glue or tape, and scissors

  1. Begin by cutting up an old cereal box in the shape of a house
  2. Use all the sides of the box to create multiple houses
  3. Paint doors, windows, snow, and more onto each
  4. Line up each house standing up and add a light behind the village
  5. Scatter fake snow or cotton balls to add snow to the winter village

Check out this craft on Instagram @typed_up_studio

Cardboard Gingerbread Houses

Materials Needed: cardboard houses, Wonder Stix, and scissors

  1. Grab an old cardboard box that is no longer in use
  2. Cut out multiple small houses
  3. Draw details of each house with Wonder Stix!

Check out this craft on Instagram @lemons.and.literacy

Giant Gingerbread House

Materials Needed: cardboard boxes, Kwik Stix, scissors, and tape
  1. Use several large cardboard boxes and form into a large structure
  2. Cut pieces of the box that are not needed
  3. Tape the edges together to keep the gingerbread house in place
  4. Cut where the door opens, to enter the gingerbread house
  5. Decorate with Kwik Stix and have a blast!

Check out this craft on Instagram @sarahrachelfinke

Colorful Gingerbread House

Materials Needed: cardboard boxes, scissors, tape, Kwik Stix, and Magna Tiles

  1. Use large pieces of cardboard to form the house structure
  2. Once in place, use glue or tape to hold into place
  3. Cut out sections of the cardboard where you will add the Magna Tiles
  4. Decorate the cardboard with Kwik Stix

Check out this craft on Instagram @aplaywego

 

Gingerbread Carton

Materials Needed: old milk carton, brown paper, scissors, glue, Wonder Stix, Christmas tape, and cotton

  1. Wrap each side of the milk carton with brown paper and glue 
  2. Add festive decorations like tape, gems, buttons, candy, and more!
  3. Draw the gingerbread home with Wonder Stix
  4. Display before Christmas as a homemade decoration!

Check out this craft on Instagram @messymsjessi

Winter Village

Materials Needed: cardboard, scissors, glue, Kwik Stix, cotton, and optional Christmas objects

  1. Use a flat piece of cardboard as the base of the house
  2. Glue down each wall of the house one by one, forming a box shape
  3. Glue on a slanted roof
  4. Glue cotton onto the roof and ground to look like snow
  5. Add details and colors with Kwik Stix!

Check out this craft on Instagram @ashcanworks

Gingerbread House Ornament

Materials Needed: acrylic or wooden ornament and Wonder Stix

  1. Draw a gingerbread house with Wonder Stix onto the ornament
  2. Add several colors and details to enhance your Christmas Spirit!

Check out this craft on Instagram @messymsjessi

Gingerbread Sticker House

Materials Needed: construction paper, glue, scissors, popsicle sticks, Christmas Stickers, and Wonder Stix

  1. Glue 4 popsicle sticks together in a square
  2. Use 2 popsicle sticks and glue on one side of the square, forming a triangle
  3. Cut a piece of construction paper to line the bag of the popsicle sticks
  4. Decorate the construction paper with Wonder Stix
  5. Add Christmas Stickers and display!
Check out this craft on Instagram @thechildhoodglen

Gingerbread Cardboard Box Kit

Materials Needed: gingerbread house coloring box and Kwik Stix

  1. Open the gingerbread house box
  2. Paint with Kwik Stix

Check out this craft on Instagram @wildhillhomestead

Gingerbread Man

Materials Needed: cardboard, scissors, and Kwik Stix

  1. Trace a gingerbread mans figure onto a piece of cardboard
  2. Cut out along the outline
  3. Paint with Kwik Stix
  4. Use the excess cardboard to create fun holiday objects!

Check out this craft on Instagram @laurakellyclassroom

Gingerbread Craft for Toddlers

Materials Needed: card stock paper, Magic Stix, Kwik Stix, paper straws, Christmas stickers, gems, glue, scissors, and cardboard

  1. Begin by cutting a house shape from a piece of cardboard
  2. Glue onto card stock paper
  3. Decorate the house and wintery scene with Magic Stix and Kwik Stix
  4. Add Christmas stickers to add a festive touch!

Check out this craft on Instagram @creativefireflies

Bright Gingerbread House

Materials Needed: white paper, Kwik Stix, and a pencil

  1. Sketch the outline of a gingerbread house onto paper with a pencil
  2. Paint over the outline with Kwik Stix
  3. Add more colors and details!

Check out this craft on Instagram @putthefuninfunction_ot