These milk carton gingerbread houses are so easy to make. They are quick and fun, an activity that we were first introduced to when my kids were younger and attended a weekly play group. We’ve been making them ever since.
You will need:
***A pint sized carton (or cut a quart sized carton in half)
Start with a half-pint carton and a stack of graham crackers.
We used our leftover Halloween candy to decorate our houses (actually I had saved some just for this purpose. My kids were amazingly willing to part with it as long as I told them it was for the holiday gingerbread houses).
Decorating was the best part!
And look at the results:
We made milk carton gingerbread houses as one of our Advent activities. We school lightly in December, to make room for lots of fun holiday activities and traditions, but what I like about this activity, is that it really doesn’t take much time.
Here are some other new-to-us activities that we are adding to our Advent calendar this year:
- Having dinner by candlelight with Christmas music playing.
- Decorating the fish tanks and hermit crab habitats (Thank you to my friend Amy, at Mama Scout for this idea).
- Having a family game night with my kids’ favorite video game, Minecraft.
- Doing a candy cane science experiment, from Carla at Preschool Powol Packets.