Creating a gingerbread house is fun and an ideal activity to share as a family. Suggested designs, supplies, equipment, tips, and resources from these titles make planning easy, at any time of year.
Lisa Turner Anderson’s No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids offers a range of projects ranging from simple to sublime. Try the firehouse, the Swiss chalet, or the Caribbean bungalow, among others.
The Gingerbread Book, edited by Allen D. Bragdon, features homes for familiar residents : Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, etc. Recommended for more accomplished builders and those who love to 'consume' classic stories with their kids.
Joanna Farrow’s Gingerbread : Houses, Animals, and Decorations showcases trains, teddies, elephants, wreathes, and necklaces, as well as buildings.
The Gingerbread Architect: Recipes & Blueprints for 12 Classic American Homes by Susan Matheson and Lauren Chattman steps it up a notch... or two... or three. Each home design comes complete with a construction schedule, historical context, and descriptions of prominent architectural features. Great for families or groups looking to add another educational dimension to a gingerbread project.