How to Make a Gingerbread Barn

Learn how to make an adorable gingerbread barn that kids can help decorate.

What You'll Need

From start to finish, the project will take three to four hours, so spread it over a few days and take your time. The results are worth it, as this Gingerbread Barn makes an enchanting centerpiece for a party or a wonderful gift.

To make the Gingerbread Barn you will need:

Gingerbread barn

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  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie sheets
  • Pastry bag and tip
  • Sharp paring knife
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard for patterns and barn base
  • Recycled potato chip can or other tall can (for silo)
  • Red construction paper (for silo)
  • Tennis ball (for silo top)
  • Aluminum foil (for silo top)
  • Double-stick tape (for silo)
  • Toy barn animals (for decor)
  • Printable Gingerbread Barn pattern (see below)
  • Gingerbread recipe (see below)
  • Royal icing recipe (see below)

To decorate the Gingerbread barn you will need:

  • One package of 5 Flavor Life Savers (for Barn Hex)
  • One package Wint-O-Green Life Savers (for cupola)
  • Two packages of Hubba Bubba Gummi Tape Shocking Strawberry (for barn siding)
  • Five to 10 licorice pieces, cut in small pieces (for pathway)
  • Chocolate graham crackers (for cupola)

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