Kid’s Craft Project: Edible Gingerbread Snow Village

kids edible gingerbread house snow sceneDuring the holiday season we always kick up our crafting projects into high gear and this year is no exception. Today, we are featuring an easy edible craft project that you can do with the kids and it doesn’t cost a lot of money at all. Matter of fact, all of the supplies we used were obtained at our local dollar store.

Edible Gingerbread Snow Village

Supplies Needed:

Aluminum Foil
Cardboard (from an empty box)
2-4 Tubs of Vanilla Frosting
1 Box Graham Crackers
Empty Single-Serving Milk Carton
1 Pkg. Ice Cream Cones
Miscellaneous Candies: Licorice Ropes, Licorice Nuggets, Peppermint Hard Candy, M&M’s, Peppermint Sticks, Gumballs, Etc.
Newspaper or Old Plastic Tablecloth

Cover your work surface as this can get pretty messy. Cover a sheet of cardboard with aluminum foil. Let the kids spread a tub of vanilla frosting across the aluminum foil to start their snow scene. Next, cover the milk carton and ice cream cone with vanilla frosting. Break graham crackers to-size and cover the milk carton to resemble a gingerbread aka graham cracker house. Use small candies to decorate the “house” and turn the ice cream cone upside down to resemble a tree, decorate with small candies.

To finish up their holiday snow scene let them decorate the rest of the area with the leftover small candies in any design that they would like. This project is edible although a few days later everything gets hard so I wouldn’t let them eat it then. We prefer…eat that night or use it solely as a holiday decoration over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

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  1. Carrie Conley says:

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  2. Looks great

  3. Cathy Jarolin says:

    This is such a clever & cute Idea! I know the Children loved doing this It was a bit of Christmas Magic for them. They can be as creative as they want~ My Grand Children would love to do this..Thankyou for Sharing~

  4. We do gingerbread houses each Christmas. I love the idea of doing a whole village. I will be doing this next years.

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun both for the adult and the child. Kids love things messy and this project is affordable.

  6. Laurie Nykaza says:

    This is so cute the kids can have so much fun decorating the gingerbread house they way they want it to be Hours of fun for everyone in the family helping out I would love to do one too.

  7. It’s a great sensory experience for the little ones. They enjoyed running their hands through the frosting, touching all of the candies and so forth. They had a great time making them and we left them make them the way they wanted too.

  8. Sherry Compton says:

    I bought my grandson a Gingerbread House kit but nothing this elaborate or fun. I like the do-it-yourself aspect and all the colors. This just says a messy, fun adventure. Love the colors and the add candy decorations. What a treat this will be, too….Yum!

  9. So cute and fun. I love that you were able to get all the supplies from the dollar store. I looked at some of the kits and they can be pricey so this so this is a keeper.