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Wach the video above to see how easy it is to make these adorable and sweet 3D Paper Gingerbread Houses and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun videos!

We had so much fun with our spooky 3D Paper Haunted Houses that we had to do one for the holidays featuring gingerbread houses!

We’re excited to be collaborating again with the lovely artist Hazel Vellacott from @hidden_egg, one of our favorite illustrators on Instagram for this fun tutorial.

Get the how-to below on how to make your own sweet gingerbread houses and grab Hazel’s adorable gingerbread FREE printables to color in below. Aren’t the sprinkle rooftops beyond the top cute?!

3D Paper Gingerbread Houses – Materials:

Gold or brown construction paper 10″ x 12″ inch

White chalk marker

– Coloring pens (we love these watercolors one)

– Tape or glue

– Scissors
Sprinkles (or other decorations for the roof)

– Free Printable Coloring Template (download right below)

Click Here to Get Your Free Printable

Watch the video above to see how to make these adorable 3D Paper Gingerbread Houses or follow along below:


Step 1. Fold your 10″ x 12″ brown or gold paper accordion style evenly (4 folds).
Step 2. Draw a line 3 inches from the top and bottom.
Step 3. Fold your paper in half and fold each ends of the roof in (watch the video for this part).
Step 4. Draw the triangle roof part with white chalk marker or any color you want.
Step 5. Add glue to the inside top of the roof and add sprinkles. Gently press to adhere. Allow to dry and shake off excess sprinkles.
Step 6. Print out the free coloring sheets and color your house features. There are two with different color backgrounds (pink and light green). It’s fun to loosely cut around the shapes to keep some of the background color. Use tape or glue to adhere the characters to the house.

Optional: You can also draw your own gingerbread characters!

Aren’t these 3D Paper Gingerbread Houses cute? Kids will love folding and coloring their own. The sprinkle rooftops take the cake!

Check out more fun holiday ideas for kids!

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.