How to Make American Girl Gingerbread House

Posted on Dec 21 2015 – 4:58pm
by Rudy

How to Make American Girl Gingerbread House

How to Make American Girl Gingerbread House

This was a fun craft because it was a Craft Challenge given to us by MommyN MeAG.  Once you watch our craft, be sure to check out their video to see if they liked it! You might notice that a few things look similar to the American Girl Sugar and Spice Baking Set.  That’s because we did replicate a few things from it! We hope you like the printables and Just Craft It.

Materials Needed:

  1. Mod Podge or White Glue
  2. Puffy Paint
  3. Beads, Buttons, or Pom Poms
  4. Craft Foam
  5. Lids *I used a small orange juice lid and a mason jar lid
  6. Hot Glue *Foam or regular glue will work, but it will take longer to dry and move forward during the craft
  7. Hole Punch
  8. Scissors
  9. Small Candy Cane Box Printables
  10. Large Candy Cane Boxes
  11. Gingerbread House Template Printable


  • For foam board, thick foam sheets, and cardboard you nee to have a hole punch that works on thick material.  I pictured the ones we use below to give you an idea of what to look for.  They are worth it!  This is the same kind we used for the Macarons!

thick hole punch

Watch and leave a comment if you can guess the flavor of the white gum drops!

**Here is the link to the Opening and Review of our American Girl Gingerbread House.  This review was done by MommyN MeAG, and be sure to check them out on YouTube:)

***Important***Please do not post, upload or sell these printables.  These are property of and are offered here for free.  If you want to share these printables with a Facebook group, website, blog, or friend, you can simply link back to this post.  Thank you.

How to Make American Girl Gingerbread House was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

49 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rudy
    December 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm –


  2. abby
    June 8, 2016 at 3:25 pm –

    so cute ur really good. I cant find happy meal link. can u please send it to me…thanks..your awesome

  3. Olivia Wilson
    January 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm –

    buzzy: Oh cool! I doubt you are going to see this comment, but I thought I would reply anyway!

  4. Olivia Wilson
    January 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm –

    Miri: Haha! Ok! Gotcha now ?

  5. Charla
    January 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm –

    Rudy, what did you use as a base for the house to sit upon? I didn’t see anything listed in the materials list, nor did I see it mentioned in the video. Is it just the thicker craft foam, or a lid of some kind?

    • Rudy
      January 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm –

      I used 3/16″ foam board and cut a circle. You can really use anything.

  6. Charla
    January 20, 2016 at 1:04 pm –

    I haven’t eaten them in years, but white gumdrops used to be spice flavored!

  7. Miri
    December 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm –

    Olivia Wilson:

    Yes! I got Grace! However that was my friend commenting who was over at my house.

  8. buzzy
    December 29, 2015 at 2:31 pm –

    Olivia Wilson: I just made them! xD

  9. Olivia Wilson
    December 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm –

    Rudy: I do! She is AWESOME!!!!!

  10. Olivia Wilson
    December 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm –

    Miri: I also check it every day! Constantly! I can’t get enough of these awesome ideas!

  11. Olivia Wilson
    December 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm –

    buzzy: If you are like me and don’t go to craft stores very often, you can use the tutorial HERE:

    It was VERY helpful for me since I can’t buy them!

  12. Olivia Wilson
    December 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm –

    Ah. Thanks Rudy! (Lol I didn’t ask the question, but thanks for the helpful tip!) I might have to consider getting one of those!

  13. Olivia Wilson
    December 29, 2015 at 1:39 pm –

    Miri: Did you get Grace yet?!?!?!?!!! Sure sounds like it! (Because Grace commented) ? ?

  14. Grace(Miri’s friend)
    December 29, 2015 at 12:02 pm –

    This craft is adorable! I want to make it so badly! We would never have thought of shaving cream with craft paint! Keep up the GREAT ideas! PS I love your blog and YouTube channel. I watch it every day, checking if you upload another video or post a new craft(so does Miri). -Grace, your fellow craftsman(Miri told me to put that). ? <3

  15. Ava
    December 28, 2015 at 8:40 am –

    Could you do how to make new year party things and maybe some treats or toys??


  16. Tammyjo
    December 25, 2015 at 10:10 am –

    Where do you buy the thicker craft foam? The only place I’ve found is JoAnns and they only have the thick white foam. I’ve been to walmart, target, michaels, joanns, ace moore and have had no luck.

  17. jennifer
    December 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm –

    I can’t get my foam to fit in my hole punch for the cookies:( which one did you use? thanks

    • Rudy
      December 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm –

      You have to use a THICK hole punch. it will be labeled for thick materials. I updated the post showing you which one works. It comes in different sizes.

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2015 at 5:54 pm –

      Just saw the tips. Oy. Thanks as always!!!

  18. buzzy
    December 23, 2015 at 7:13 am –

    I don’t think there is a sub for hot glue that isn’t Elmer’s glue

    • Rudy
      December 23, 2015 at 7:36 am –

      Regular glue will work for the foam pieces, it will just take a much longer time to dry without sliding.

  19. buzzy
    December 23, 2015 at 7:04 am –

    I don’t go to hobby lobby. that’s why I asked

    • Rudy
      December 23, 2015 at 7:37 am –

      Michael’s doe have the tiny candy canes. They just look slightly different.

  20. buzzy
    December 23, 2015 at 7:03 am –


  21. Emily&Morgan
    December 23, 2015 at 6:08 am –

    We think the white flavour would be cream soda.

    But we were also wondering why you made one side of the door squiggly and the others straight.

    • Rudy
      December 23, 2015 at 7:35 am –

      We made the squiggly by the door because that’s how the American Girl gingerbread house looks from the Sugar & Spice Set ?

    • Rudy
      December 23, 2015 at 7:35 am –

      We LOVE Cream Soda!

  22. Olivia Wilson
    December 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm –

    buzzy: In the video she said she got the Candy Canes from Hobby Lobby ? But you could probably find some at Michaels! I personally haven’t looked, but that’s because I didn’t need any the most recent time I went to Michaels, and I rarely go. It gets expensive when you have to buy a lot of materials, and my mom said that we can get supplies for one project at a time. This is (Probably) next for me! OR the pizza party set!

    • Rudy
      December 23, 2015 at 7:37 am –

      Sounds like you have an awesome mom!

  23. Darby
    December 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm –

    I think the white gumdrops may be marshmallow? I love this! So cute.

  24. Kaitlyn Harms
    December 22, 2015 at 12:19 pm –

    Hi! I love it! But is there any other way that if you don’t have puffy paint to make the ginger bread house!? Like normal paint? Thanks for the house!

  25. buzzy
    December 22, 2015 at 9:39 am –

    sorry i meant peppermint!

  26. buzzy
    December 22, 2015 at 9:39 am –

    the white is either wintergreen or pepermint

  27. buzzy
    December 22, 2015 at 7:20 am –

    i did not mean to put a question mark at the end of that comment.

  28. buzzy
    December 22, 2015 at 7:19 am –

    Where did the Candy canes come from? I want to know if they sell them at Michaels?

  29. Julia H
    December 22, 2015 at 5:15 am –

    This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Im going to make this right now!We love your ideas! Thanks!

  30. Mary Kathryn C
    December 22, 2015 at 5:14 am –

    The white gum drop flavor i think is pineapple!

    Thank You!

  31. Olivia Wilson
    December 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm –

    Julia M H I totally agree! I will have to at least make the Gum Drops! They were probably my favorite part! Such a clever idea! And I love that you don’t have to use any doll dishes, because I don’t have Bowls(?), and I love it when you just used recycled materials for your crafts! And a lid is a GRRREAT idea! Thanks again Rudy!

  32. Julia M. H.
    December 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm –

    Yay!!! I have been waiting for this!!!!! So Excited! Thanks!

  33. Kaitlyn Harms
    December 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm –

    Peppermint! lOVE IT!

  34. Olivia Wilson
    December 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm –

    Yum yum yummy! Lol I went and ate a cookie during the middle of the video? This is awesome Rudy! I think the White Gum Drop is Peppermint or Coconut! Am I right?! Maybe even Marshmallow?!

  35. Miri
    December 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm –

    I think the white gum drops are peppermint. I love this craft! I am going to make this on Thursday right after I make my gingerbread house. Do you know what I could substitute for puffy paint, as I do not have any at the moment?

    • Rudy
      December 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm –

      You can mix craft paint with shaving cream!