FIMO Gingerbread House

3 December 2023

Duration: 45 minutes

For many of us, crafting is a way to express our creativity and connect with others. During the holidays, crafting takes on an even deeper meaning as we make gifts to show our love and appreciation for friends and family. Not only does crafting allow us to create something special, but it also infuses a sense of joy into the holiday season.


Crafting at Christmas time can be incredibly rewarding. It's a chance to slow down, relax, and focus on making something meaningful with your own two hands. The process of creating something from scratch is therapeutic in its own right; it gives us a chance to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just enjoy ourselves. Plus, when you give someone, you love a handmade gift that you made yourself, it truly conveys how much they mean to you in an entirely unique way.


The possibilities for Christmas crafting are endless! You can make anything from hand-knit scarves and hats to homemade jewellery or even personalized cards that feature your own unique artwork. If you're feeling ambitious, why not try your hand at making your own decorations? You could create festive wreaths, garlands, ornaments—anything that will bring cheer into your home during this special time of year. Whatever craft you decide to make, be sure to take pictures throughout the process—not only will it help you remember the steps needed for future projects but it's also great for sharing with friends and family who will want to know how they can do it too! 


With that being said, what better way to get into the Christmas spirit then by making your own FIMO Gingerbread House Christmas Decoration. Follow along with our instructions and video and we will show you how to use your FIMO scraps to create a fun and festive gingerbread house—the perfect gift for friends and family! 


Original content by @shop.kaori  - Check out Robyn's Instagram for loads of gorgeous crafting ideas.


What you will need

  • STAEDTLER FIMO Soft Modelling Clay in white and brown (or mix up your old scraps to create a suitable brown colour
  • Rolling pin or pasta maker
  • STAEDTLER FIMO Cutter Blades
  • Cookie cutters
  • Small metal hooks or paperclips
  • Ribbon or twine

Video Tutorial & Instructions



Step One:

Gather your materials. To make your gingerbread house, you'll need some FIMO clay in various colours, scissors, a rolling pin or pasta machine, an oven-safe tray modelling tools such as toothpicks or skewers, and some cookie cutters.


Step Two:

Start by rolling out the FIMO clay into thin sheets that are about 0.5mm thick. You can use a pasta machine or just roll out the clay with a rolling pin. If you're using multiple colours of clay, it might take a few goes at rolling your clay out to get the colours fully mixed.


Step Three:

Cut out shapes for your gingerbread house using cookie cutters. Make sure you have enough pieces for each side of the house—you'll need four walls, two sides and two roof pieces that join in a seam at the top. Also make sure that the shapes are small enough to fit on your oven-safe container once they are all assembled.


Step Four:

Now is the time to add decorations such as windows or doors using small pieces of cut-out clay shapes before baking them in the container. Layer roof tiles by starting at the bottom and working your way up to the top of the roof.

Decorate the walls and roof by adding snow details with your Mini Clay Extruder Gun Kit, Create thin strands of white FIMO and place them on the roof tiles and around the windows.


Step Five:

Assemble your gingerbread house pieces inside of your oven-safe container with modelling tools such as toothpicks or skewers. The pieces should fit snugly together and should not slide around too much once they are in place.


Step Six:

If you plan to hang your gingerbread house from the tree. Now is the time to screw a small hook into the top of your house. Careful to screw it in far enough with out pushing the roof in.


Step Seven:

Bake your gingerbread house according to instructions on the packaging of your FIMO clay scraps until it is hard (30 minutes at 110 degrees Celsius). When it's done baking let it cool down before carefully removing it from its oven-safe container.


Step Eight:

Add your ribbon or twine to hang your house on the tree!


Crafting at Christmas time is an incredibly rewarding experience that can bring joy into your life during this special season. From handmade gifts to personalized decorations, there are so many different crafts that you can make this holiday season—allowing you express your creativity while giving back in a meaningful way.

With just a few simple steps you can easily create a fun and festive FIMO Gingerbread House from scraps of polymer clay! This project is great for artists who want to get creative while also showing off their skills with working with polymer clay. Plus, it makes an excellent gift for friends and family who love homemade crafts! So grab those scrap bits of FIMO Clay and start creating today!