Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House (with Video)

A fun Gingerbread house ornament to add to your Christmas tree, these Popsicle Stick Gingerbread Houses are so darn cute and easy for kids to customize. Help them assemble their popsicle stick houses and then stand back and let them decorate!

How to make your own popsicle stick gingerbread houses - turn them into ornaments, fridge magnets or homemade gift tags. A fun Christmas craft for kids with lots of room for personalization.

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Craft

Anyone else guilty of craft supply shopping when they don’t really have a craft in mind?

I love browsing the aisles and seeing what cute supplies are available and what fun ideas pop into my head. These candy-themed foam stickers jumped out at me and seemed so perfect for a cute gingerbread house craft for kids.

All of the other supplies we already had on hand – and really, these gingerbread popsicle stick houses could be made without the foam stickers, but I do think they make a cute addition. (And the kids thought they were adorable.)

If you’re ambitious, you can even turn this popsicle stick house into a full gingerbread house by adding the other walls and a roof.

After we made ours, I realized that I missed a golden opportunity to add some scent to our gingerbread houses. I’ve done this before by mixing flavor extracts or spices into our paints – or you can use a gingerbread fragrance oil like this one.

We added our gingerbread houses to our Christmas tree, but you could instead add a magnet to the back for a cute Christmas fridge magnet, or even use them as a creative alternative to gift tags. (And they double as a second gift!)

I think these gingerbread house crafts would be perfect if you have any food allergies in your home that would make traditional gingerbread houses unsafe.

More Gingerbread Crafts for Kids

Check out our quick video to see how to make your own Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable instructions:

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Materials

  • Mini Popsicle Sticks 
  • Brown Paint 
  • Christmas Candy Themed Stickers 
  • White Craft Foam 
  • Glue 
  • Scissors 
  • Paint Brush 
  • Ribbon 
  • Mini Pom Poms 
  • White and Red Paper Straws 
  • Cord 

Optional: White Paint, White & Red Paint Pens (use these if you want to paint the snow and candies on).

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Craft

Arrange 7 popsicle sticks in a row.

Use 2 sticks across the back to glue them together.

Glue 1 popsicle stick across the top of the front.

Arrange 4 popsicle sticks in a row and use half a popsicle stick across the back to glue them together.

Cut the 4 sticks into a triangle shape. Cut slow to avoid breaking the sticks.

Glue the triangle shape to the top of the popsicle sticks.

Glue 2 popsicle sticks to the top to create a roof.

Glue 1 popsicle stick across the back of the bottom. Refer to the photos step by step to insure the popsicle sticks have been glued together correctly.

Paint the popsicle sticks brown, using 1-2 coats. Allow to dry completely.

Trace the top of the roof onto white craft foam.

Cut out the shape of fallen snow. Refer to the photos.

Cut 2 doors from white craft foam.

Cut a piece of snow to go across the bottom of the roof.

Glue the white craft foam snow onto the roof, cutting off excess if necessary.

Glue the door onto the gingerbread house.

Glue colorful cording or ribbon around the door and across the bottom of the roof.

Cut paper straws and glue to the side of the gingerbread house.

Add gingerbread men to white craft foam.

Cut out and glue to the front of the gingerbread house.

Glue a pom pom onto the door for a door knob and across the top of the gingerbread house.

Add candy and snowflake stickers to the house.

Cut a loop of baking twine or cord and glue onto the back of the gingerbread house for hanging on a Christmas tree. 

 

Pin this Easy Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Ornament for your Christmas crafting:

How to make a popsicle stick gingerbread house using everyday crafting supplies. Kids will love getting to make these gingerbread ornaments that can be hung on the tree or turned into Christmas fridge magnets

Grab your free printable instructions for making your own popsicle stick gingerbread house ornaments:

Yield: 1 gingerbread house

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House

How to make your own popsicle stick gingerbread houses - turn them into ornaments, fridge magnets or homemade gift tags. A fun Christmas craft for kids with lots of room for personalization.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Mini Popsicle Sticks 
  • Brown Paint 
  • Christmas Candy Themed Stickers 
  • White Craft Foam 
  • Glue 
  • Ribbon 
  • Mini Pom Poms 
  • White and Red Paper Straws 
  • Baking Twine or Cord

Tools

  • Scissors 
  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  1. Arrange 7 popsicle sticks in a row.
  2. Use 2 sticks across the back to glue them together.
  3. Glue 1 popsicle stick across the top of the front.
  4. Arrange 4 popsicle sticks in a row and use half a popsicle stick across the back to glue them together.
  5. Cut the 4 sticks into a triangle shape. Cut slow to avoid breaking the sticks.
  6. Glue the triangle shape to the top of the popsicle sticks.
  7. Glue 2 popsicle sticks to the top to create a roof.
  8. Glue 1 popsicle stick across the back of the bottom. Refer to the photos step by step to insure the popsicle sticks have been glued together correctly.
  9. Paint the popsicle sticks brown, using 1-2 coats. Allow to dry completely.
  10. Trace the top of the roof onto white craft foam.
  11. Cut out the shape of fallen snow. Refer to the photos.
  12. Cut 2 doors from white craft foam.
  13. Cut a piece of snow to go across the bottom of the roof.
  14. Glue the white craft foam snow onto the roof, cutting off excess if necessary.
  15. Glue the door onto the gingerbread house.
  16. Glue colorful cording or ribbon around the door and across the bottom of the roof.
  17. Cut paper straws and glue to the side of the gingerbread house.
  18. Add gingerbread men to white craft foam.
  19. Cut out and glue to the front of the gingerbread house.
  20. Glue a pom pom onto the door for a door knob and across the top of the gingerbread house.
  21. Add candy and snowflake stickers to the house.
  22. Cut a loop of baking twine or cord and glue onto the back of the gingerbread house for hanging on a Christmas tree. 

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I hope your kids love getting to make their own popsicle stick gingerbread houses! I’d love to see what they create if you tag me on social media.

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