Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses are a great activity you can do with your buddy. This is a no bake and easy to do on Zoom or social distancing outdoors.


  • 4 graham crackers or similar rectangular cookies per house
  • Icing/powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp water
  • Zip Lock Bags or the icing (snack sized bags)
  • Decorations

Icing Tips:

To stop the houses from collapsing it’s important to spend some time mixing the icing glue to the right consistency:

  • To make the icing glue add the water very slowly a few drips at a time. You need to have a very thick consistency.
  • Thoroughly mix before adding more water. It only takes a small amount of water to make the icing.
  • Mix up a thick paste for the main glue and a separate slightly runnier version to be used in ziplock snack bags if you want to add icicles.



  1. To make the base of the mini house spread the icing mixture on top of a cookie
  2. Place a second cookie on top of the icing to make a biscuit sandwich. This makes a solid base for the roof. To decorate the base, without getting sprinkles everywhere, dip the edges of the cookie in the icing. Next dip into sprinkles and repeat.
  3. To make the roof of the house place a cookie onto a flat surface and cover with more of the thick icing.
  4. Decorate with treats, repeat with a second cookie and leave to dry.
  5. To attach the roof spread the base with the thick icing and lean the two cookies against each other. Glue them together where they meet with more icing.
  6. Add more decorations to cover the join
  7. For extra snow add some runnier icing into a snack size ziplock bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle extra icing over your mini gingerbread house. Or create a different design on a new house.
  8. Make and decorate a few designs to make a village


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