Introduction: Graham Cracker Gingerbread House
This is a great holiday craft for kids of all ages and is easily made without the hassle of baking!
Total time required is approximately one to one and a half hours,
Total cost for this project is $15-$20.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
5 whole, unbroken graham crackers
Pastry bag or large Ziploc bag
Mixer or large bowl and hand mixer
Candy for decoration
Royal Icing Ingredients:
2 pound bag Powdered Sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
3 egg whites
Step 2: Make the Royal Icing
In a mixer or large bowl add the lemon juice and egg whites.
Then, while mixing at a medium speed add the powdered sugar ½ - 1 cup at a time until the icing forms stiff peaks.
Spoon the icing into your pastry bag or large Ziploc bag.
Press the Icing into one of the bottom corners and with a scissors cut the corner that you have pushed the icing into a ¼ of an inch from the bottom.
Break one of the graham crackers in half along the perforation. With two of the other graham crackers cut the top into a point using a serrated knife with a “sawing” motion.
Squeeze the royal icing along the one of the edges of a half piece of graham cracker and one of the edges of one of the graham crackers that has a point.
Place the edges of the two crackers together where you have put the icing.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the other graham cracker half and graham cracker with the point.
Put the two joined pieces together to form the bottom of the house.
Add the two remaining graham cracker pieces to the roof of the house by piping icing on the flat inside of the roof.
Allow the icing on the house to harden for 20-30 minutes before you begin decorating.
Decorate your house with candies, icing, sprinkles, and whatever else you would like to use on your house! For my house I used gummy fruit slices for bushes, honey chex for the roof shingles and chimney, and peppermint candies for the front of the house.
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