Making Graham Cracker Gingerbread houses is such a fun winter activity to do with the kids and family! You can easily make your own royal icing glue, build the houses with the graham cracker cookies and decorate them with candy. A fun holiday afternoon filled with giggles, candy and a little competition on whose house house looks the best.
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What You Will Need:
To make your Gingerbread Graham Crackers House you will need:
- Graham Crackers
- For the Frosting: 3 eggs, Cream of Tartar and Powdered Sugar
- Sweet Sugarbelle Icing Bottle
- A serrated knife
- An assortment of candies
How many boxes of graham crackers for gingerbread house?
To make the Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses you will need 5 Graham crackers. From one box of crackers you can easily make 5 or 6 houses. There will be some crackers that will break, and some eaten 🙂
Cut one cracker in half to make the two sides of the houses. Next cut the roof pieces to be slightly larger than half a cracker as seen above. To make the front/ back pieces, cut off the top one fourth of the cracker, and then cut angles to make the triangle top.
What is the best glue for graham cracker houses?
The best glue to make these houses is a modified version of Royal Frosting/ Icing. This frosting dries super stiff and holds the crackers together to build the house strongly.
You will need 3 large egg whites, ½ tsp. cream of tartar and 1lb. of powdered sugar. Whip for 7 minutes using a handheld mixer. The frosting will start runny but become thick and stiff at the end of 7 minutes.
This recipe should be made one batch at a time, doubling this recipe does not work well.
You can make this ahead of time and store in an air tight container or ziploc bag.
How do you assemble a graham cracker gingerbread house?
Watch my How to make Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Video to see me make one! Here is the step by step
- Flip the front and back pieces, apply frosting on the sides.
- Sandwich the two side pieces to build the house frame.
- Apply more frosting along the top, and place the roof pieces on top.
- Apply extra frosting in between the two roof pieces to make a strong joint.
You can smush the house onto a paper plate covered with more frosting to look like snow!
Have fun decorating the Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses with a rainbow of candies and chocolates!
The squeeze icing bottle makes it easy to draw intricate designs onto the house. I love how this white frosting only Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses turned out, so simple and beautiful!
VIDEO: DIY graham cracker gingerbread houses
Watch my YouTube video showing you how to make Graham cracker Gingerbread Houses in HD here–> https://youtu.be/Bc7_itFbM-I or click the video box below
gingerbread graham crackers house
Making these Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses was super fun and colorful to make and is a tradition in our house now!
Last year we explored How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs, and this year we made Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses, what should we try next year?