The Great Christmas
Gingerbread House

This great Christmas gingerbread house is easy to build and universally usable. This way, the design can be varied as you choose. In our case, it became a gingerbread house for Christmas. However, you can just as well decorate it with stars and angels, if you like.

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The Great Christmas Gingerbread House

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This great Christmas gingerbread house is easy to build and universally usable. This way, the design can be varied as you choose. In our case, it became a gingerbread house for Christmas. However, you can just as well decorate it with stars and angels, if you like.

Wonderliner
Pelikan Wonderliner

This is what you need:

Pelikan Wonderliner, Pelikan download templates, Pelikan colored paper in different colors (red, brown, orange and black), Pelikan Wonderliners in different colors.

This is how it works:

  1. First, print out the downloaded templates: Depending on whether or not you would like to paint the house later on, print out the templates either on a blank sheet of white paper or directly onto the brown colored paper.
  2. Carefully cut out all the templates. Begin by putting together the two gable ends. Fold both gable parts as shown in the draft and put them up as directed:
Schritt 1
The two gables give the house its basic shape.
  1. Now fold the floor of the house as shown in the drawing. The two gable ends are then glued onto the floor along the bottom edge.
Schritt 2
The gable ends are glued onto the sides of the floor.

 

  1. Afterwards, the sides of the house (yellow) are glued onto the outsides of both of the gluing flaps created on the floor part.
Schritt 4
The yellow sides are glued on.
  1. Now, fold the rooftop together in the middle and glue it onto the gluing flaps of the gables. Be sure to let the gluing flaps end with the edge of the roof so they do not stick out.
Schritt 5
The roof is glued onto the gables.
  1. To affix the chimney, fold the chimney along the lines and glue it together as shown. Then glue chimney onto the roof from the top.
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The chimney is glued onto the roof from the top.

 

  1. Who would like to may glue windows and doors onto the house. For this, cut out the corresponding templates, fold them along the folding lines and glue them on the desired area of the house.
Schritt 7
  1. Finally, it is time to decorate the house. For this purpose, we offer you many different gingerbread "shapes", which are brought to color simply by using the Wonderliners. Then glue them onto the house. Make further decorations on the front of the house and on the roof using the Wonderliners, if you like to; see images:
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At the end, different patterns are drawn directly onto the roof (left) and the front of the house (right).