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How To Make A No Bake Cookie And Candy House: Great For Kid's Birthday Parties: Instructions With Photos

Updated on March 11, 2015

The Finished Cookie And Candy House


These are instructions for making a No Bake Cookie and Candy House. This house can be used to decorate for all occasions.This is a really fun project to do that uses cookies and candies to decorate a house that you make out of Foam Core. I use the same house each year to make a Gingerbread House, but this year I am making a No Bake Cookie and Candy House. If you construct the house using this foam core board, it will be sturdy enough to save for years to come. You can also make a house out of a small mailing box.

Supplies You Will Need To Build The House

This is what you will need to build your house:

1 sheet of Foam Core Board. This usually comes in a sheet 40 X 30 inches. Any craft shop will have this.

A ruler

A sharp utility knife

Clear packing tape

Aluminum Foil

You will need a base for your house. I used a cover for a large plastic storage box I had. This way you can move the house around without destroying it, and you can build a yard with trees, walkway, etc. You can also buy a piece of Styrofoam for the base; whatever size you want.

This Plastic Lid Will Be The Base For My House


Base Has Been Covered With Aluminum Foil


Cut The Pieces For House From The Foam Core Board

To prepare the house:

Cut 2 rectangles from Foam Core Board; each one 6 inches X 10 inches. These will be the 2 sides of the house.

Cut 2 pieces from the Foam Core Board: Each one 8 inches X 10 inches. These will be the 2 ends of the house.

Cut 2 pieces from the Foam Core Board: Each one 6 ½ inches X 10 inches. These will be the roof of the house.

Attach the pieces of the house using the clear packing tape.

The Front and Rear Of The House, And Roof Of The House


The Two Ends Of The House


Cover The Entire House With Aluminum Foil

Cover the entire house with Aluminum Foil. Use the clear packing tape to hold the foil in place. The cookies and candy will be attached to the foil on the house. That way it’s easy to just peel and eat what you want directly off the house.

House Is Covered With Aluminum Foil


Another View Of The House Covered In Aluminum Foil


You Can Use A Small Packing Box For A House

If you don't want to go to the bother of constructing a house, use a small packing box. Just make and add a roof.

Using A Small Packing Box For A House


The Roof Has Been Made


The Gable Has Been Made And Attached


Buy Cookies And Candy For The House

Now, you are ready for the fun part! I have made these houses using graham crackers, but this year I used a wafer cookie. Just go to the store and look at the different cookies and candies. Suit yourself and buy whatever you would like on the house.

Cookies And Candy For The House


Ready To Decorate The House

I use Meringue powder for the “glue” to hold the cookies and candy on the house. I find this at the craft or grocery store. If you mix it according to the directions, it is just the right consistency for this project.

I make trees from ice cream cones. Ice the cone and sprinkle multiple colored sprinkles all over the cone.

I cover the base of the house with icing, and sprinkle coconut all over to simulate snow.

I make a front walk with M&M’s. I have had this Santa and Reindeer for years. I just bring them out each year. If you have any little decorations you’d like to use, go ahead and be creative!

Building Up The Walls


Space Left In The House For Doors and Windows


Icing Is Applied To The Roof


Ginger Snaps Are Placed On The Roof


Almost Finished With The House


My House Is Finished!


The Finished Cookie and Candy House


I Finished The House In Time For Christmas!

After the goodies are eaten off the house, be sure and SAVE your house for next year. If I have the time, I will make a Gingerbread House, using that small box I made into a house. I will make Gingerbread, and using the same technique, make a Gingerbread House.

I hope you will make this cute little Cookie and Candy House and enoy it for the Holidays.

Watch a Gingerbread House being decorated

Would you like to make one of these houses?

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If you enjoyed learning how to make a no bake candy and cookie house, please let me know by rating it by using the stars below.

Thank you very much.

5 out of 5 stars from 2 ratings of No Bake Cookie House

© 2011 Mary Hyatt


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