Gingerbread House Template Craft and Free Printable

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We love Christmas crafts for kids and we love gingerbread houses! Kids enjoy making and decorating real gingerbread houses and gingerbread men, but sometimes we need a simple gingerbread house template to let the kids design and decorate with crayons instead of a sugary mess. Don’t misunderstand, I love sugary messes but sometimes it’s better to take the easy clean-up route and this printable gingerbread template will work for those times.

This is an easy gingerbread house template that you can print out and let the kids decorate to display at the kids table for Christmas or gift to family members. This is a hands on project that most kids will need very little assistance making. Make these houses as simple or ornate as you prefer and the kids will thoroughly enjoy this activity.

Making gingerbread is a fun tradition for many families at Christmas time. The scent of gingerbread and the spices in it brings back happy memories of Christmases with family and time spent with people we love. Gingerbread men, houses, cabins, or really any shape you would like can work and making these gingerbread displays is a fun family activity every Christmas. This house template is a great substitute for a real gingerbread house. For more on the history ad tradition of gingerbread at Christmas, check out this article.

printable gingerbread house template

Supplies needed for this simple Gingerbread House:

Printable PDF – Print the Gingerbread House Template Here

Crayons, Markers, watercolor paint or something similar


Glue, decorations such as jewels, glitter etc if desired.

Card stock (preferred) or white paper

picture of gingerbread house craft template

Print this template out on cardstock and cut out.

gingerbread template

Decorate as desired. The wonderful part about this craft is there is no right or wrong way to decorate the gingerbread house. It can be as ornate or as simple as the child would like.

fold the blocks in and assemble the gingerbread house

Fold the labeled tabs in to form the paper gingerbread house.

final decorated and colored gingerbread house

The finished product is adorable and would look great displayed by itself or with several gingerbread houses displayed on a table together.