Ginger Snap Crafts: Easy Way to Make Gingerbread Houses {a fun kid craft tutorial}

Easy Way to Make Gingerbread Houses {a fun kid craft tutorial}

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It’s the holidays! Yay! I am always looking for fun crafts to do with my kiddos this time of year. One that we love to do every single year is to make gingerbread houses! I’m not going to lie sometimes decorating gingerbread houses can be a little tricky especially for the smaller kiddos. It’s hard to keep those walls from falling down! ha! ;) A few years ago we made gingerbread houses with some good friends of ours, and we learned from them the easy way to make gingerbread houses! Yay! So today I am excited to show you how to make gingerbread houses the easy way! This is such a fun craft to do as a family, & your kiddos will love it! So keep reading to see how we did it! ;)

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For this project you’ll need a few supplies, of course! :) So I headed to Walmart to pick up a few things. Annnnd look what I found ~ Gingerbread M&Ms! Yay! These are available exclusively at Walmart right now. So be on the look out! I’ll also have a coupon for you in just a little bit! Yay! :)

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You’ll also need:
graham crackers
powdered sugar
mini marshmallows
other candies
tubed icing
vanilla icing
empty washed carton

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First you will cut the top flap off of your carton, and then use tape to keep the top closed.

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Next you’ll using icing to attach your roof & walls.

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Then add lots of candy for the roof, walls, widows & doors. It’s OK if you sneak a few pieces here & there! haha! Those Gingerbread M&Ms are good! ;)

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Finally the last thing you’ll do is sprinkle your gingerbread house with powdered sugar to make it look like it snowed! Perfect!

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My kiddos had so much fun making their gingerbread houses! They all turned out so cute & different.

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I think a few of them *might* have eaten more candy than ended up on their houses. Just sayin’. ha! :) Do you have any fun holiday traditions at your house? Have you ever made gingerbread houses before? I’d love to hear! :)

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Remember you can find the Gingerbread M&Ms at Walmart!

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Gingerbread M&Ms have also been featured in the holiday issue of LiveSoFab magazine! It's packed full of great tips for the season not only featuring Gingerbread M&Ms, but also hair styling tips, 7 steps to staying healthy and so much more. You’ll definitely want to check it out! Just click on the picture below. :)

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You also get a coupon for Gingerbread M&Ms by clicking the image below.

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If you need some more festive holiday decorating ideas make sure you check out these fun Gingerbread M&M's crafts.  

If you have some creative ideas of your own, then you’ll want to participate in the Gingerbread M&M Instagram contest to win a great prize! Yay!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Upload an original image to Instagram with inspirational ideas and creations using Gingerbread M&M's to decorate and craft during the holidays, caption that image with the hashtag #HolidayMM, and share on Twitter (an “Entry”). Contest starts today & ends on Dec 20th. The more you enter, the better chance you have to win.  3 entries (a photograph with the hashtag is an entry) per day MAX. There will be 3 $200 prizes. #HolidayMM

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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

5 comments:

  1. I love how you let your kids make their own, whatever their artistic vision! You're a good mom.

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  2. I love your Gingerbread houses, super cute!! #Client

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  3. I used to babysit the nieces while the moms shopped on black Friday. we each made the big houses and I would have everykind of candy you can imagine. and imagine they did. one had a marshmallow snowball fight with teddy graham bears, another made a fish pond with fish crackers underneath a melted clear candy pond, some made driveways and whole yards. we had a ball. the oldest are 21 now and still do them on their own. fun fun.......

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  4. This is so awesome! I'm going to invite a friend over and have our kids do this! Thank you for this great post!
    Brandi from the Collective Bias team

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  5. great idea, I added you to my gingerbread house tour. Hugs!

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