How to Make a Gingerbread House

Here’s a project for you and the kids: make a Gingerbread House. Just the thing for those dark days around the December 21 Solstice and traditional at Christmas time. Gingerbread cookies and all that sweet icing stuff are just the thing to delight all of us, as well as give us the energy to stir up our metabolism and keep the body warm, physically and emotionally.

Photo of the front of Judy Kim's Gingerbread House.
Front view of Gingerbread House

This article includes complete plans for a more modern version of this traditional gingerbread house. You print off the .pdf file to create a complete set of patterns for all the pieces. And the more modern house plan in its more minimalist lines certainly has a more attainable design for those of us who have never attempted this before:

https://www.epicurious.com/holidays-events/gingerbread-house-photos-article

As you can see from the photos there is no limit to your creativity. You can add lights and lots of other features appropriate to your desires and the whims of your imagination. Who would have thought to incorporate spaghetti, ice cream cones and candy sticks into a gingerbread house structure!

Photo of the back of Judy Kim's Gingerbread House.
Rear view of gingerbread house

Even if you decide not to build this house it’s still fun to consider the project and perhaps store it away for a future time when you may be more in the mood.

Merry Christmas!

Published by Resources 4 Teachers & Parents

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One thought on “How to Make a Gingerbread House

  1. Another great post, thanks Kees!

    On Tue., Dec. 22, 2020, 8:18 a.m. Resources 4 Teachers wrote:

    > Resources 4 Teachers & Parents posted: ” Here’s a project for you and the > kids: make a Gingerbread House. Just the thing for those dark days around > the December 21 Solstice and traditional at Christmas time. Gingerbread > cookies and all that sweet icing stuff are just the thing to delight all ” >

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