Crafting Magic: How to Make a Moveable Gingerbread House Paper Craft

Whimsical DIY Project for Kids and Adults Alike

The holiday season brings a special kind of magic, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than by crafting your very own moveable gingerbread house. This paper craft project is perfect for kids and adults alike, offering a charming and whimsical addition to your holiday decor. So, gather your supplies, roll up your sleeves, and let’s create a moveable gingerbread house together!

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Paper plate
  • Popsicle stick
  • Cardboard
  • Bond paper
  • Pom pom balls
  • Construction papers (light and dark green and blue)
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Create the Gingerbread Base

  • Take a paper plate and paint it brown to create the base of your gingerbread house. Allow it to dry completely.

Step 2: Craft the Roof

  • Take another paper plate and cut it in half. Then, cut a curve into one of the halves to form the roof of your gingerbread house.
  • Paint the roof with white paint and let it dry.

Step 3: Trace and Assemble Templates

  • Print and cut out the provided templates. Then, carefully trace and assemble them one by one.

Step 4: Add Gingerbread Details

  • Use a white marker to add charming details to your gingerbread character.
  • Cut out two small circles from red and yellow construction paper and attach them to your gingerbread. Then, attach a popsicle stick to make it move.

Step 5: Assemble the Gingerbread House

  • Attach the roof at the top of the brown paper plate base. Place a pom pom ball at the peak for a festive touch.

Step 6: Create the Window

  • Attach the window to your gingerbread house, then draw a cross on it using a marker for a classic gingerbread house design.

Step 7: Decorate with a Pine Tree

  • Attach a pine tree to the left corner of the window and embellish it with pom pom balls for a whimsical touch.

Step 8: Add a Landscape

  • Attach a pine tree to the bottom half of your gingerbread craft, ensuring there’s enough space for your gingerbread character to move freely.

Step 9: Insert the Gingerbread and Make It Move

  • Finally, gently insert your gingerbread character and get ready to make it move across your delightful holiday landscape.

Creating a moveable gingerbread house paper craft is a delightful way to embrace the holiday spirit. This whimsical decoration will bring joy to your home and is a perfect project for families to enjoy together. So, make the most of this holiday season by crafting your very own gingerbread house and infuse your home with the magic of the season.