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Holiday Cooking With Kids: Gingerbread Houses

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Photo: Bree/Baked Bree

Cookies, cakes, chocolate, and candy canes all mean that the holidays are here! But what about gingerbread? Those cute little people cut-out or incredible houses made out of cookies- they’re a great food to get into the holiday spirit. Perhaps your child is enthusiastic about making a gingerbread house this year, but you are a bit hesitant. Never fear, we have found some easy hacks and tips to make this holiday activity less stressful and perfect for little hands! Check out these wonderful ideas!

How to Make a Gingerbread House

Bree from Baked Bree shares an easy how-to with great tips on this activity to take part in with your kids. Bree shares suggestions on how to bake up each piece, what items you need to prep, and how to prevent a huge mess from decorating. Check out her great tips!

easy graham cracker gingerbread house our best bites

Photo: Sara and Kate/Our Best Bites

Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

If baking up cookies isn’t your thing, then these graham cracker houses from Sara of Our Best Bites is for you! Using graham crackers instead of cookies, Sara creates adorable festive homes for the holiday! Easy to assemble with minimal mess, these houses are great for kids to put together!

mini gingerbread houses teacups juliette laura

Photo: Juliette/Juliette Laura

Mini Gingerbread Houses

Looking for a sweet treat to accompany your hot cocoa or eggnog? Then check out these mini houses that sit on your mug from Juliette of Juliette Laura. These festive treats are the perfect bite size sweet for the holidays and great for little hands! Check them out!

gingerbread house farm molly yeh

Photo: Molly Yeh/My Name is Yeh

A Gingerbread Farm

It’s no secret we’re huge fans of Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh, but we’ve fallen even more in love with her after seeing this adorable recipe and tutorial for farm like set-up made of gingerbread. Instead of the traditional home, Molly creates a whole farm decorated to the nines. If looking for a project, check out her recipe for some inspiration!

Nutty Gingerbread House

Beth from The First Year Blog shares her delicious home tutorial made from graham crackers and nuts! This no bake how-to for the holidays is great when short on time but want to create an impressive design! Check our her adorable take on gingerbread homes and test it out for yourself!

 

What are your favorite hacks for decorating gingerbread houses with your kids? Share in the comments below!

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