How to Draw a Gingerbread House

The gingerbread house is one of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season. It's a straightforward drawing, although much of the creative fun is to be found in the types of detail you add to the basic building. This slightly more advanced guide shows how to draw a delicious gingerbread house, using pink to denote a new step and black to show a step that has already been accomplished.

Steps

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    Draw a square.
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    Draw a triangle on top.
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    Draw a rectangle next to the square.
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    Draw two straight lines that connect the triangle to the rectangle.
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    Draw a rectangle underneath.
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    Draw some circles around your Gingerbread house.
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    Draw some curved lines inside the circles to form spirals. These will be peppermints.
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    Draw horizontal and vertical lines through the roof.
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    Draw wavy lines on the roof and on the sides of the house. This will be frosting.
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    Draw small cylinders with rounded ends in the roof's boxes. These will be gumdrops.
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    Draw a disc-shaped object with wavy lines in the center of the house's roof. This will be a donut.
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    Draw a rectangle underneath to begin the door.
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    Draw three thin rectangles around the door.
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    Draw stripes through the three rectangles.
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    Draw dots on the door.
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    Draw two squares on the side of the house to begin the windows.
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    Draw wavy plus-signs in the windows.
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    Draw wavy lines on the outside of the windows.
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    Draw gummy bears on top of the house.
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    Draw wavy lines under the door to begin the trail.
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    Draw small circles on the trail. These will be M&M's stepping stones.
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    Draw two candy canes beside the door.
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    Draw a giant lollipop behind the house.
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    Erase extra sketch lines.
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    Color.

Tips

  • Use any colors you want.
  • You can be creative, and add your own personal touch to the drawing.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils/markers/crayons

Article Info

Categories: Drawing Household Objects