How to Draw a Gingerbread House

In every fairytale, there always needs to be one specific element: a gingerbread house! Fortunately for you, we have all you need to bring your own gingerbread house to life – are you ready to get started?


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a black pen and a ruler, and draw two angled lines, connected with a straight line at the bottom to form a “bucket” shape.


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Join the two sides with a wiggly line at the top.


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Add two “horseshoe” shapes to the center of the shape.


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Add another set of lines to the bottom and up the sides…


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And then add a small circle to the top of the middle of the door, and another to the right. On the right circle, add a dot in the center, and bring curved lines out to the edge for the handle.


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Add two tall, curved arches to either side of the doors for windows.


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Add a frame inside each of these…


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And then divide this into small squares.


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Add small circles all around the top of the windows and door.


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Add detail to the outline of the door with short lines.


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Add a wavy line to the bottom of the house on either side of the door.


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Now, add another wavy shape to the bottom of the windows…


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And bring a wavy line up on either side of the roof to create a triangle shape.


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Add a wavy line to the bottom of the roof, and then create a triangle with small circles reaching up into a point.


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Add a dot in the center of each of these circles, and then add wavy lines fanning out from this central point.


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Add an arch-shaped window to the section at the bottom of the roof, and add small squares inside this.


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Add a curved line to either side of these, and bring these down in straight lines.


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Add a spiral to the inside of each of these shapes to create shutters.


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Now, add two short, parallel lines to the top left of the roof…


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And add a wavy line to the top. Then, add a small square to the top of this for the chimney.


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Use a ruler and the black pen to add criss-cross lines across the chimney and the center of the triangle on the roof.


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Use an orange pen to shade the chimney, the triangle on the roof, and the outline of the house.


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Use a brown pen for the main body of the house.


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Use a green pen for the shutters and the door.


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Use a red pen to shade alternating sections of the circles on the roof, and alternate sections of the decoration around the door. Use the same shade for the edges of the windows and the outside of each of the groups of circles.


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Shade each circle to the side of the red one with a blue pen, and then use a red, blue, and orange pen to add marks to the roof.


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Use a green pen to add marks to the roof.


And there we have it – your very own super cute gingerbread house – isn’t that a marvelous sight for sore eyes!

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