Welcome to the 6th day of the Christmas Blog Hop. I hope you have been enjoying the post each day and getting new ideas for Christmas. Today is a fun one with party games. Find out how my husband and I created this fun gingerbread house golf game.
They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
I have to give all the credit (excpet for the decorating of the houses) to my husband. We were brainstorming ideas and he came up with this idea. At Halloween I made a Jack O’Lantern Miniature Golf game for our kids Halloween Party and the game was a hit. This one is gingerbread themed with more “doors” for the players to be able to have more chances to get a hole in one. He does the cutting and sanding and I do the tracing, designing, and painting. We make a great team!
This game could also be created using posterboard or cardboard, plus lots of options to decorate the houses. This is perfect for kids or adults to play.
1/4 2×2 MDF Board
Card Stock in a variety of colors
Brown Acrylic Paint
How to Make a Gingerbread House Miniature Golf Game
- Trace or draw an outline of a gingerbread house. In Cricut Design Space using Cricut Access Premium I used the outline of a gingerbread house to trace.
- Cut out the gingerbread house outline using the jigsaw and cut doorways for the holes to putt the ball in
- Sand the rough edges and spots
- Paint it with brown acrylic paint, it will take 2 coats of paint
- Now it’s time to decorate the gingerbread houses. I have created all the decorations on my Cricut Explore and hot glued them to the houses. I created all the decorations using card stock except for the snowflakes (I used white vinyl). At first I lay out all the pieces (like in the photos below) and then I glue them.
House with Lights and the Candy Canes:
Gum Drop House:
You could also use stickers or paint to decorate the houses.
- My husband used the scrap pieces to make the gingerbread golf stand up. The left over pieces from cutting out the gingerbread houses are trapezoids and the perfect shape for the sides. He glued the trapezoids on and then nailed them.
7. To play the game, you can use ping pong balls as golf balls (or any size small ball) or pom poms or rolled up wrapping paper and a small child size golf putter. My daughter has a golf set and we use her putter.
The kids loved playing it as soon as it was ready to go. My daughter kept saying “my turn.” Plus we ended up playing with our cats ball because the kids lost the ball I had out to play in the seconds it took to snap a picture. The cats ball worked great and it jingled as well when the kids putted it.
This game will be a fun addition to our Christmas traditions, plus kids and adults can play together for bragging rights of gingerbread golf champion.
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