This Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House is a fun and festive craft to do with your kids and create bonding moments and memories this holiday season.
If your kiddos love doing gingerbread houses as a tradition every year they are sure to love this craft too.
Bring the creativity and create an adorable craft stick gingerbread house embellished with Christmas flare that makes the sweetest keepsake gift too.
Basic craft sticks can be transformed into the cutest Christmas tree ornament or fridge magnet with just a couple of quick additions.
This simple Christmas craft is also perfect for practicing fine motor skills for the littles.
Why you’ll love this simple Christmas Craft!
- Inexpensive (supplies can be found at the dollar store)
- Perfect for little crafters
- Gets everyone excited for the holiday season
- Great idea to make for grandparents
Supplies you will need:
- 14 Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Tinsel Pom Poms (red and green)
- Craft Foam (white, green, and red)
- Green Chenille Stems
- Red Skinny Ribbon
- Permanent Marker
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Acrylic Craft Paint (white, brown, and red)
- Gingerbread House Patterns Printable
How to make a Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House!
Gather all the supplies. You can use exactly what we used to create our house or you can gather a wide variety of supplies to let your kids get creative.
Here are some more embellishments that might also work great.
- Craft jewels
- Assorted beads
- Peppermint mini-erasers
- Ribbon scraps
- Edge of a paper doily
- Tissue paper
To create the Gingerbread House, line up seven jumbo craft sticks on your work surface.
Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the House and attach them with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Create a roof by gluing two jumbo craft sticks in a triangle pattern on the top of the Gingerbread House.
Lay four jumbo craft sticks horizontally on the gable end of the roof, trace the edge of the roof with a pencil, and trim to size with scissors.
Attach to the back of the roof with a glue gun and glue sticks.
This is what the front of the Gingerbread House looks like when complete. You can use Elmer’s craft glue for this project, especially if you are working with littles, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Paint the front and sides of the house with brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Paint one additional jumbo craft stick with brown acrylic craft paint and glue it to the bottom edge of the popsicle stick gingerbread house.
Download, print, and cut out the gingerbread house patterns printable.
Using a pencil, trace the candy cane pattern twice and the snow pattern three times onto white craft foam.
Trace the door pattern onto green craft foam.
Trace the window pattern twice onto red craft foam.
Cut out all shapes with scissors, making sure to cut inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project.
Paint stripes on both candy canes with red acrylic craft paint.
Make sure one candy cane hook points left and the other points right.
Attach the snow, door, windows, and candy canes to the Gingerbread House with a glue gun and glue stick. Use the photo as your guide.
Glue a red tinsel pom pom to the door as a knob, and two green tinsel pom poms beside each candy cane as bushes.
Attach red and green tinsel pom poms to the snow on the roof of the Gingerbread House using a glue gun and glue sticks.
Paint the frames on the two red windows with white acrylic craft paint and a paintbrush.
Loosely wrap two green chenille stems together, then bend them into a circle, twisting to secure them at the top to create a wreath.
Tie the skinny red ribbon in a small bow and glue it onto the wreath.
To finish the Gingerbread House, attach the wreath to the gable end of the roof with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Create this fun Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House to work on shapes, cutting, colors, and counting with the kiddos, and make learning FUN!
Mix and match embellishments like buttons, glitter glue, rhinestones, and beads to create personalized gingerbread houses for the entire family.
Even more Christmas popsicle stick crafts!
- 10+ Popsicle Stick Crafts for Christmas
- Popsicle Stick Gingerbread Man Craft
- Popsicle Stick Snowman Craft
- Popsicle Stick Santa Craft
- Popsicle Stick Bear in a Scarf Craft for Kids
- Popsicle Stick Reindeer Craft
- Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft
- Popsicle Stick Mouse King Craft for Kids
- Popsicle Stick Nutcracker Craft for Kids
- Popsicle Stick Elf Craft
- Popsicle Stick Presents
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