Gingerbread House Hack: How to Make One with Graham Crackers

We spent a recent Friday afternoon gathered around the big table at SEHQ with graham crackers, frosting, and whatever candy, snacks, cereal, and other miscellaneous cupboard items we could find, most of which was still left over from taste tests.

"Graham Cracker House" might not have the same ring to it, but it also saves you a couple hours of baking gingerbread and washing bowls. Plus the graham rectangles are like edible blocks that make building easy and pretty mess-free.

Constructing a graham house is a fun arts-and-craftsy project to do with kids or a bunch of adults who could justify this as an important work-related activity.

What You'll Need

  • At least 12 graham crackers (enough for mess-ups)
  • Royal icing or storebought whipped frosting
  • Zipper-lock bags (quart-size for sandwiches), one for each color of frosting
  • Confectioner's sugar (for snow, of course)
  • Food coloring (optional, only if you want colored frostings)
  • Candy, cereal, dried seaweed, etc. for decorating
  • Foil or a tray for work space
Kenji's house

See all the steps in the slideshow »