Hey! I’m Sarah from Green Lunches, Green Kids! Lindsey and I just threw the cutest Gingerbread House Party for our kids and their classmates. The kids had a blast decorating their little houses, and so did their parents.
When I decided to throw the party, I knew there was no way I was going to shell out $10 per child for a pre-made kit, and I’m not exactly a master baker, so homemade was out too. After googling for days, I finally decided the best way to do them was with graham crackers. Today I’m going to share a picture tutorial on how to make a “Gingerbread” house out of Graham Crackers.
- 9 Graham Crackers per House
- Candy Melts
- Butter Knife
- Parchment Paper
- Plastic Bags
I wanted them to be edible just incase any of the littles couldn’t resist eating their house, so I knew glue was out but I really didn’t want to mess with using royal icing either (I find it hard to deal with, and it takes forever to dry), enter Candy Melts.
The candy melts worked perfectly as glue for our houses, you just want to use a good amount at all the joints and allow it to cool/harden. You may have gaps in the roof section; just use a piping bag or plastic bag with it’s corner cut off to pipe some of the frosting around the edges of the house and anywhere there is a gap.
My tips for successful houses:
- If you decide to make these, you’ll want to let them dry for a day or so (at least over night) so the frosting gets nice and hard.
- I used the candy melts to “glue” the house right down to the plates they’re on. This gave them a nice stable foundation.
To see the full tutorial head over to my site: Green Lunches, Green Kids. While you are there check out some of my fun and easy bento style lunches.