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Easy card gingerbread house craft for kids {with free printable}

Card gingerbread house craft for kids

It’s just not Christmas without a gingerbread house or two. We’re planning on building our annual gingerbread house this weekend, it’s a fun tradition which the whole family enjoy. We love a gingerbread house craft too and wanted to share our gingerbread house craft for kids. It’s made of card and decorated with colourful balls. It will make a wonderful addition to any decor this season.

Gingerbread house craft supplies:
Brown card
Styrofoam balls – both coloured and white
White poster colour
Paint brush
Pencil or pen – for tracing the free template
Scissors
Craft glue or glue stick

Gingerbread House craft for kids supplies

Card gingerbread house craft for kids {with free printable}

1 Select brown coloured card for this craft and prepare the patterns from the template by printing and cutting them out. Trace the free template patterns using a pencil, on the selected card. The template includes 2 patterns, 1 for the roof and 1 for the house.

Gingerbread House craft template

2 Use poster colour to paint borders, door and windows on the front side of the house cut out. Allow the paint to dry after the painting is done.

Gingerbread House craft step by step instructions

3 Fold the house cut out. Follow the lines inside the house template pattern for folding it. Fold along the shown lines.

Gingerbread House craft step by step instructions

4 Apply glue along the extra thin part of the house pattern and attach it with the part next to it to close all 4 sides of the house.

Gingerbread House craft step by step instructions

5 Take the roof cut out. Paint borders and tile patterns on the roof. Paint any pattern you want and once the painting is done allow it dry.

Gingerbread House craft instructions

6 After the painting dries fold the roof cut out into half along the traced line shown in the template.

Gingerbread House craft instructions

7 Apply glue and join the roof on the top side of the house.

Gingerbread House craft instructions

8 Take the white and coloured Styrofoam balls. Carefully cut the Styrofoam balls into half.

Gingerbread House craft decorations

9 Glue the half cut Styrofoam balls on the house (and roof) to decorate it.

Gingerbread House craft instructions

10 Decorate the borders of the roof and the sides of the house.

Gingerbread House craft instructions

11 Keep adding the decorations until you are happy (or there is no more space!).

Gingerbread House craft instructions

Allow the glue to dry and admire your finished gingerbread house decoration.

1 Comment

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    Kim Carberry
    December 4, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Aww! That is so cute. What a great craft. x

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