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Recycled Gingerbread House

Recycled Gingerbread House

Gingerbread house

Sugar and spice and everything nice at home this Christmas with these up cycled gingerbread houses made out of recycled cartons.
We had so much fun with this craft, I’m sure your littles will too! You can make your houses as big and detailed or as minimal as you want. All you need are a few basic materials and some imagination!

Materials you’ll need

  • Recycled milk or juice cartons (tall, small, big, short)
  • Recycled cereal boxes (optional)
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes (thick and thin)
  • Water
  • Cloth
  • Newspaper

Recycled Gingerbread House Instructions
1. First make sure all of your cartons are washed well and dried.
2. Next, set up your station to start painting. Lay your newspaper down to be sure not to get paint on your beloved tables.
3. Start by painting your cartons white as a base coat, this will make it easier for your brown paint and will require minimal layers. Once your white paint is completely dry start painting your cartons brown. Let completely dry before adding additional coats or your paint will peel and streak. You’re going to need two-three coats.
4. Once all of your coats are dry and you can no longer see any logos on your cartons, you are ready to add some details. Using your thin paint brush and white paint start outlining your carton house, add windows, doors, decorative art, icing icicles, hearts, shapes, candy canes, stars, sparkle, and so on. Make each house your own. Let your imagination take off. Sprinkle them with glitter or add a little greenery.
5. Take some recycled cereal boxes and cut out some gingerbread boys and girls to add them to the town. Run, run, run as fast as you can go make yourself a gingerbread land! Place them in your windows, on your shelves, around your house, or as a fun little centerpiece.
Just another great way to add a little more cheer to your holidays!

By the Way

They’re so many possibilities when it comes to these cute gingerbread houses. Your kids will love making their own gingerbread land.

See Also

Visit @thelittlebungalow for more fun projects to keep you inspired and busy!

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