Basic Gingerbread House and Castle Patterns

Print these patterns on regular, white 8 1/2" x 11" (or larger) paper. Cut out the shapes and place on top of rolled out gingerbread dough to cut out each house or castle piece (then remove the paper and discard).

Bake the pieces per your gingerbread recipe. Decorate with Royal Icing, Whipped Cream Frosting, and various candies and sweet treats

Where to Start on Your Decorating Adventure

There are a lot of sweet treats available for decorating your own unique style of gingerbread house or cookie.

Using mixtures of candy sizes and shapes will make your design more interesting and eye appealing.

Gingerbread House Color Book Patterns for Children

Cottage House Pattern
Basic Cottage with Square Door and Window
Basic Cottage House Pattern
Basic Cottage with Round Door and Window
Rectangular House Pattern
Rectangular House
A-Frame House Pattern
A-Frame House
A-Frame House Pattern
Roof, Deck and Fence
Cottage House Pattern
Roof, Stepping Stones and Chimney
Basic Cottage House Pattern
Scalloped Roof, Stepping Stones and Chimney
Rectangular House Pattern
Roof, Stepping Stones and Chimney