Easy Peasy Gingerbread Houses
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.