How To Make Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

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.

I love crafting with my family, like when we threw a Tie Dye shirts party, or learnt How To Make Finger Paints For Toddlers. Check those posts out later for more ideas!

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What You Will Need:

To make your Gingerbread Graham Crackers House you will need:

How to make Graham Cracker Houses

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.

Can I use graham crackers for gingerbread house?

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.

royal icing glue recipe

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.

What do you use to stick a gingerbread house together?

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 Make A gingerbread house with graham crackers and icing

Watch my How to make Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Video to see me make one! Here is the step by step

  1. Flip the front and back pieces, apply frosting on the sides.
  2. Sandwich the two side pieces to build the house frame.
  3. Apply more frosting along the top, and place the roof pieces on top.
  4. 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!

How do you assemble a graham cracker gingerbread house?

Have fun decorating the Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses with a rainbow of candies and chocolates!

how to make a graham cracker gingerbread house

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!

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VIDEO: how to make graham cracker gingerbread houses

Watch my YouTube video showing you how to make Graham cracker Gingerbread Houses in HD here–> 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!

DIY graham cracker houses

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?

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