Cracker & Cheese Holiday House – Gingerbread House Alternative

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Although it’s fun to decorate cookies and sweets with sugar, I’m doing my best to limit candy in our home this month. This week my daughter and I made a holiday house with crackers and cheese. The alternative to a traditional gingerbread house was fun and I’ll be doing this project in my preschool classroom too.

Cracker & Cheese Holiday House SnackThe basic supplies might already be in your kitchen. You need whipped cream cheese and saltine crackers to build the house. The decorating options are endless. We used additional crackers and cheese slices to decorate our house.

cracker and cheese holiday house supplies

Use a cookie cutter to change the shape of sliced cheese. The snowflakes were perfect for the house!

snowflake cheese

Whipped cream cheese made it easy for my daughter’s little hands to spread the cheese with out breaking the crackers.

saltine crackers and cream cheese house

A small amount of cream cheese holds each decoration in place.

decorated cracker and cheese holiday house

Unlike a traditional decorated holiday house, this one is meant for eating right away! Easy, tasty, and fun! A perfect fun snack to make with the kids this holiday season!

Do you have any fun decoration ideas for your cracker and cheese holiday house?

Heather HeadshotHeather, a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor here on Mom Endeav­ors, is a preschool teacher and mommy to one sassy lit­tle girl.  She shares fam­ily activ­i­ties, class­room ideas, snacks, and kids crafts at her blog, Brie Brie Blooms. You can catch up with Heather on Face­bookTwit­ter, and Pin­ter­est!


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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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3 Responses

  1. I wonder if you could make a cheese ball or should I say block, and then decorate it with crackers and dries fruit, then it could be eaten.

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