As gatherings with friend and family outside of your bubble won't possible this year, parents will be looking for activities that provide an afternoon of DIY fun at home. This year, raid your candy jars and make a cute gingerbread house with the entire family.

Once you've assembled your house, decorating it with sprinkles and candy will provide kids with hours of amusement.

We've rounded up some ideas to inspire you...


Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses for Kids

This no-bake method of making gingerbread houses cuts the prep time tremendously allowing you time to spend more time on the flourishes and details on your house. Get recipe from The Spruce Eats.


Gingerbread House

For a kid-friendly project, make this Gingerbread House recipe from Food Network.


Mini Gingerbread House

You can prepare several batches of dough (one batch at a time) and decorate a number of houses in different ways to create a gingerbread village. Get recipe from Taste of Home.


How to Make a Gingerbread House

Ready to build your dream house? This recipe will show you how to pull it off with gingerbread, candy canes and more sweet features. Get recipe from Betty Crocker.

Cute Gingerbread Houses

Secrets  For The Best-Ever Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are one of the most charming Christmas foods. Whether they’re exquisitely built or the wonky work of happy kids, they don’t fail to elicit smiles and nods of approval. Get recipe from Lovefood.


Mini Gingerbread Houses

These Mini Gingerbread Houses from Delish make gingerbread houses much easier to build. Get recipe from


Gingerbread House Recipe

A homemade gingerbread house recipe including how to bake, construct, and decorate with royal icing and buttercream. There are no rules when it comes to decorating gingerbread houses. The ONLY rule is to have fun! Get recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.


The Ultimate Homemade Gingerbread House

Make this ultimate Homemade Gingerbread House: easy to put together, easy to decorate, but still really impressive! Get recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking.


Gingerbread House

A gorgeous gingerbread house recipe, layered with candy and lollies, provide the perfect Christmas table centrepiece. Get recipe from Taste.


Candy Cane Gingerbread House

It doesn't get anymore Christmasy than gingerbread and candy canes! Get recipe from Brit + Co.


Pretzel Rod Log Cabin

If you're not into baking gingerbread, a bag of pretzels will do the trick to make this cute holiday log cabin. Get recipe from My Recipes.


Funfetti Gingerbread House

Kids will love this version! Funfetti dough is an exciting alternative to traditional gingerbread in this sweet recipe. Pastel-coloured candies and sprinkles complete the look. Get recipe from Studio DIY.

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