Arts & Crafts

Easy Gingerbread House

Easy Gingerbread House
Photo by: Nancy M.

Nancy M. Submitted by: Nancy M.

Create a cute gingerbread house with your child using a milk cartoon for structure.

20 minutes
0 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots


  • 1 Empty milk cartons
  • 4 Graham crackers
  • 1 cup Frosting (Store brought or homemade frosting)
  • Candy (You can use any kind but bright colors look best. Think M&M's, gum drops...)


  1. Rinse the empty milk carton out with water. Let dry.
  2. Fold the top of the milk carton over and secure with tape.
  3. Break the graham crackers to fit on the milk carton.
  4. Spread some frosting on graham cracker and gently onto the milk carton.
  5. Once the milk carton is covered in graham crackers, decorate with candy!
  6. Use the frosting to "glue" the candy onto the graham crackers.
  7. Display your Christmas decoration.
Associated Activity
Read "Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett
Make gingerbread cookies.
Tips & Tricks
Place the milk carton on a plate or tin foil to avoid a frosting mess on the table or counter.

Developmental skills