Today was our last Creative Treats class with ICS, its been such a wonderful term! For our last class, we wanted a project that the students could complete in one class, so we made amazing Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses. The houses are so cute and so easy! Plus without using too many red and green candies, no-one seemed to notice we were making them in March and not December! Follow these easy steps to make your own:
- 1 batch of Royal Icing
- 4 Graham Crackers (full size) and one split into two pieces
- 1 zip lock bag (or a piping bag)
- Lots of candies for decorating!
- 9×6 piece of cardboard wrapped in tin foil
Muffin tins are a great way to separate your candies.
Fill your zip lock bag with icing and using your hands push it all to one corner of the bag. Cut a small hole in the same corner of the bag (and by small, we mean very, very tiny, think like a tip of a pencil).
Take a full size graham cracker and using your zip lock bag, squeeze icing along the base and side of the cracker. Place the cracker with the icing side down onto the tinfoil, this will secure into place. Working quickly, take the graham cracker that has been cut in half and attach it to the larger cracker.
Repeat step 2 until you have constructed a four sided house. To attach the roof you need to line the top sides of the house, the roof pieces actually rest on top of the walls. You can put a strip of icing down the middle to make sure it’s really secured. You should wait about 5 minutes before starting to affix candies so that your house does not collapse. If you’re not feeling the roof you could always make a bungalow, just put one graham cracker down flat as the roof!
Decorate 🙂 Use the royal icing to attach the candies to your house. Be creative and remember to have lots of fun.
The students needed to transport their houses home in one piece, so we wrapped them up in cellophane and added a ribbon. They make the perfect gift!
Cellophane and ribbon complete this delicious craft!