Graham Cracker Bird Houses

March 23, 2021

A Springtime twist on a gingerbread house! These graham cracker bird houses are perfect for your Peeps to sleep in this Easter.

Candy Houses

I love my the tradition of gingerbread houses at Christmastime. These graham cracker bird houses are a great twist on this classic holiday craft. Assemble a graham cracker house with an open face and sit your peep inside!

I found some edible grass at target that we will use to make a nest. We are also armed with an arsenal of Easter candies. Some of my family’s favorites are:

  • Sweetarts Jelly Beans or Starburst Jelly Beans (we’re a divided house 😉
  • Reeses Pieces
  • Mini Cadburry Eggs
  • Robin Eggs
  • Chocolate Carrots
  • Peeps

Tips + Techniques

Regardless of which holiday, I find that assembling your graham cracker houses with a glue gun is a must! Set up the three walls of your house and glue them together with hot glue. Add two squares for your roof, and you can glue the entire house to a paper plate if prefer!

As far as adding your candy decorations, I recommend getting an icing bottle. You can, of course, use the hot glue gun for every step of this craft, but I find it’s fun to let the kids go wild with the icing and candy. Be prepared for a sweet mess!

Set out an array of candy when you sit down to decorate. This is a great opportunity to talk about color patterns, shapes, or counting with your little ones.