How to Build a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

When it comes to spending time with the family at the holidays, nothing beats the sticky sweet fun of constructing some easy-to-make graham cracker gingerbread houses. If you want to start this fun family tradition, here are the essential ingredients you will need:

* One box of graham cracker squares
* Icing sugar
* Milk
* Lots of assorted candies
* A square piece of cardboard
* Aluminum foil

1. Firstly, you will need to cut a piece of cardboard large enough to act as the base for your gingerbread cottage. Cover the cardboard base tightly with aluminum foil.

2. Next, add about 2 cups of icing sugar to a large bowl. Now slowly add milk and mix until the mixture is the consistency of thick white glue. In fact, this icing mixture will act as the “glue” that will hold your graham crackers together.

3. Now construct the gingerbread house by “gluing” together a base of graham crackers followed by the walls and roof until your gingerbread creation resembles a small cottage.

4. You will need to let the house sit until the icing has dried and become hard. Warning: Even once the icing has dried, it is still easy for the house to fall apart. Be gentle when applying the candy decorations.

5. Now for the fun part – decorating your graham cracker gingerbread house! Apply small amounts of the icing to the house and stick assorted candies in place. Use candies to make doors, windows, a chimney and pathways. Use your imagination and get creative!

Allow the house to dry completely and then proudly display it as your new holiday centerpiece or atop a festive mantle.

This fun family tradition is a great way to spend some quality time together at the holidays and it is a Christmas activity that is always enjoyed by all.

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