DIY Milk Carton Gingerbread Houses [Sugar-Free] | a2 Milk® USA Blog
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Milk Carton Gingerbread Houses

Posted on December 18, 2017

‘Tis the season!

This year, we’re spreading the cheer with family-oriented activities, recipes, and inspiration. One of our favorites to create has been one fun, family holiday craft unlike any other we’ve brought to you before… And not only that — they’re a cinch to make!

Using your empty a2 Milk® cartons, some colorful construction paper, a handful of stickers, and any other crafting supplies you’d like to spice it up with from your local store, this gingerbread house project is the perfect craft for you and the little humans to build together in no time! What’s more —  they’re a sugar-free, mess-free, keepsake you can treasure for years to come!

Way better than the traditional graham crackered-out, candy-loaded overdose, wouldn’t you say?

Here’s how you do it….

Milk Carton Gingerbread House Tutorial


Gingerbread house supplies

Start off by rinsing your milk cartons and letting them dry out. This will allow you to keep them year after year.

Then, choose construction paper or paint. We chose construction paper because we found specialty sheets with designs and shimmer. We wrapped each carton in the paper, cut off extra edges, and glued the paper to our cartons.

Ginger bread house roof

Next, make the roof. Simply fold a narrow piece of paper in half and attach to the top lip of the milk carton.

From this point, you can let your kid’s creativity shine. Some ideas to decorate your milk carton gingerbread house include:

  • Stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Mini garland
  • Twinkly lights
  • Felt shapes
  • Buttons
  • Candy (think dots or candy canes)
  • Shimmer markers
  • Tinsel

Gingerbread house windows

We created doors and windows from our extra scraps of construction paper and then added stickers for a fun, cheery look. Our assistant Mootilda helped quite a bit!

Milk Carton Gingerbread houses 2

Once you’re done, put them on display! These milk carton gingerbread houses make great centerpieces, kids-room decor, and mantel swag. You can also add lights to the inside of your box to create a festive night-light for your kid’s rooms.

Milk Carton Gingerbread houses 3

Pulling these masterpieces out year after year will generate some fond memories. Not to mention, an easy, inexpensive activity to do with your kids this holiday season!

Loved making this craft with the family as much as we did too? Tell us about it in the comments below!


And don’t forget to stop by a store near you to pick up an extra carton of a2 Milk® today! Your holiday crafting is calling.


Happy Holidays!

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