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DIY Cardboard Gingerbread House

Its always fun to decorate gingerbread houses. Every kid loves it. This simple diy Cardboard gingerbread house lets your LOs decorate their own gingerbread house over and over again. Its so fun & festive. πŸ˜€

What you need

  • One Empty Cereal Box
  • Hot Glue
  • Velcro Strips and dots
  • To decorate – Mini Ornaments, pipecleaner candycane, felt santahat & felt stockings, bows, Foam star stickers (all from dollar store)

How to

  • Make a house using the cereal box. Each cereal box provides enough cardboard to make one gingerbread house. 
  • I’m a rookie when it comes to this part. Here’s what i did. Open the box and make it flat. Cut a big part of the box and fold the sides make a base and two side walls. Then measure & cut other two sides and roof from the remaining. Hot glue everything and it holds pretty well. 
  • Trust me, You can do a better job than me. πŸ˜€
  • Cut and stick the self adhesive velcro strips (hook side) on the cardboard house. It works great to stick felt pieces directly on it.
  • Stick the fuzzy side of the velcro dots on the mini ornaments and pipeclener candycane.
  • I hot glued the foam star stickers and bows on the house, so that it stays put.
  • Invite your kids to decorate the gingerbread house.

Miss A(3 yrs) & Miss D(2 yrs) enjoyed decorating their gingerbread house and i loved to watch them do it. πŸ˜€ They dont spend much time on it though. May be 20 mins or so each time, but they play with it often.



    Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!!

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