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How to Make a Milk Carton Gingerbread House

December 22, 2017

This is the last weekend before Christmas and the perfect time to decorate a gingerbread house with your little ones! Most people agree that the decorating (and eating) the house is the fun part, and getting it to stand up and be somewhat structurally sound is more of a nuisance. The good news is milk cartons are the perfect solution to this problem. Your carton will provide support for your cookie castle and the milk will be the perfect way to wash it down when you’re done.

  1. Buy some Rockview milk in cartons from your favorite store and drink up! Individual sizes or half gallons both work great. (Or, you can pour the milk into a pitcher to enjoy with the broken gingerbread pieces)
  2. Set out a paper plate and popsicle stick to use for applying frosting. If you are using candy in wrappers to decorate, it is best to take the wrappers off before hand.
  3. Use four square pieces of gingerbread or graham cracker and adhere to the walls with frosting. Next, adhere two rectangle pieces to make a roof. Adjust the size of your cookie based on which carton you are using.
  4. Use the frosting to decorate your house with candy of your choice! Don’t forget to add some candy plants, trees or pathway to your plate to set the stage.
  5. Display your house in your home, give as a gift, or enjoy yourself with a cold glass of Rockview milk!

We would love to see what your finished product looks like. Share a picture of your masterpiece with us on Facebook or Instagram and we will share it with our community!


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