Skip to Content

Gingerbread Sleds

The most adorable, fun, edible craft to make with kids this holiday season is these Gingerbread Sleds.

gingerbread sleds

The cool thing about these gingerbread sleds is that you can customize each sled. All you need are a few simple ingredients, and you can decorate them however you’d like. If you happen to be making gingerbread houses too, then these sleds can be added to the “yard” of your gingerbread house!

RecipeBoy first made these sleds back in 2011. We have updated the photographs to re-publish in 2022.

ingredients displayed for making gingerbread sleds

Supplies needed:

  • cardboard
  • aluminum foil
  • graham crackers
  • white frosting
  • mini candy canes
  • mini gingerbread man cookies
  • assorted holiday candy

frosted board

How to make Gingerbread Sleds:

Used a foil-covered piece of cardboard to get started. Try to use the flat part of a knife to spread white frosting all over the board. You want the frosting (snow) nice and thick to be able to easily place a sled on top of it.

candy canes on frosted board

Place two small candy canes firmly into the “snow” in a parallel fashion.

graham cracker and candy canes

Spread frosting on the bottom of  1/4 of a graham cracker and place it on top of the candy canes. This creates the actual sled part.

gingerbread sled

Next, spread more frosting on top of the graham cracker. Finally, add a gingerbread man or woman on top of the frosting. Now you can customize your sled with M&Ms or any candy/decoration that you have lying around.

gingerbread sleds

After you have done all of the steps above, you can decorate the snow and add bystanders and more gingerbread sleds to the happy holiday scene.

This craft is so much fun for the kiddos to make! It is handy to have around too because at different times if you want just a taste of something sweet, you can just grab a fingerful of frosting and a couple of M&Ms to chow down on. Parents, if your kids are bored during winter break because their friends are on trips, this is a great time-taker-upper and it’s super easy to make.

Holiday Recipe Favorites:

gingerbread sleds

Gingerbread Sleds
Fun craft to make with your kids during the holidays!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 craft


  • 1 square cardboard
  • 1 large piece aluminum foil
  • 1 can white frosting
  • mini candy canes
  • graham crackers
  • mini gingerbread men
  • holiday M&M's and/or other holiday candies


  • Cover the cardboard with foil. Spread the foil with white frosting.
  • Add 2 mini candy canes to the frosting on the board (look at the photos for specific placement). Spread a little frosting on a ¼ graham cracker, and stick that to the top of the candy canes to create the base of the sled.
  • Add a little frosting to the top of the graham cracker. Stick a gingerbread man into the frosting on top of the sled. Repeat to create more gingerbread sleds on the board. Decorate the board with holiday candies. That's it!
  • The gingerbread sleds can be eaten, or you can leave them out for display and decoration!
Keyword gingerbread, sleds
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

gingerbread sled with candies

Recipe Rating

Kathryn Sprowl

Monday 12th of June 2017

How cute!

RecipeBoy's Grandma

Thursday 29th of December 2011

Loved watching you do this special Christmas craft. Sounds like it was a good one to share with other kids waiting for the big day.

Cassie @ bake your day

Thursday 15th of December 2011

These are so fun! I have two nephews that would absolutely love making (and eating!) these. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Sandy Herman

Wednesday 14th of December 2011

this was such a fun edible craft to do with my three boys and all the ingredients were easily found at the local grocery store. We added mini gingerbread marshmellow men! Thanks for showing us something so fun and super easy we could all enjoy!


Wednesday 14th of December 2011

I'm glad you made this! It was a fun project. Maybe when you move next door, the boys can come over and help me cook!

Angela Hanson

Tuesday 13th of December 2011

These are great! Can you share where you found the gingerbread people?


Wednesday 14th of December 2011

My mom and I found them in the cookie aisle at Albertsons. (They were boxed.)