Easy gingerbread houses children can make
There are so many beautiful, detailed gingerbread houses around on the internet but when it comes to gingerbread houses for children I think you want to focus on fun rather than perfection. Kids want to be hands-on in an activity, and free to add their own creative flourishes, so here’s our solution for child-friendly houses: gingerbread cookies. Easy and quick to make so everyone can have (at least) one each, which means everyone can be making and doing all the time and can make their gingerbread house look exactly how they choose.
Once the gingerbread houses are cool the decorating can begin. We used some small tubes of ready-mixed writing icing, which meant everyone had their own tube, so there was no waiting around. The tubes proved to be really easy for everyone to use by themselves. You can use the icing to outline windows and roofs, to draw patterns or as glue to stick on your sweets. Playing Christmas music so you can sing along while you decorate is fun.
However, sometimes more is more – especially when you realise anything you put on your house is yours to eat.
I think our version of gingerbread houses for children turned out great – a fun Christmas activity and just right as a sweet gift for friends too.
Let’s make this winter the year when we delight in the cold and the dark.
Gather your children, get cosy, and make memories and connections together.
I’ll show you how with this guide to a cosy and connected winter: