Pretzel Log Cabin

Miniature log cabin of pretzels and shredded wheat cereal My mother is kind of a recipe hoarder. From cookbooks, to handwritten recipes on 3×5 cards, scribbled notes on scraps of paper, printouts from the internet, to clipped magazine and newspaper recipes.

She sent me a clipping from the Buffalo News that was so faded I could hardly read the print. On it, I could make out a very cute log cabin made from pretzels. The date, December 1991. She thought it would be a fun project for me and my son (she is thoughtful like that). So, we gave it a shot.

3 year old roofing skills

My 3 year old was having a blast gluing together the cereal roof. Between mouthfuls of shredded wheat, he would loudly exclaim “I am the gluing machiner mommy!”. (Do’t worry, he didn’t eat any glue). I helped a little with the alignment when he looked away, but overall I was very impressed with his roofing skills.

Preschooler Fun

When I was fixing the chimney, I had him make the yard and color some grass on a piece of paper. We glued sunflower seeds to make a door path. I used roasted seaweed pieces to assemble the trees, and glued Annies bunny grahams for some wildlife… although the next morning we were missing a bunny!

Seaweed pine trees, sunflowers seed path

When its was finished and dry… he played with his matchbox cars, Fisher Price little people, and the cabin for days. Making a miniature house was a really fun project, maybe next year we will build with gingerbread!
Cardboard structure
Thin pretzel sticks to cover the gap
* Note, this is a non-edible cabin!

Instructions: Pretzel Log Cabin


  • cardboard
  • craft glue
  • tape
  • pretzel rods
  • pretzel sticks
  • shredded wheat cereal


  1. Cut two 7″ x 3″ cardboard long sides
  2. Cut two 3.25″ x 3″ cardboard short sides
  3. Tape them together from inside.
  4. Cut a 2″ x 7″ strip of cardboard, bend and tape into place to form a handle.
  5. Cut 2 more roof pieces 7″ long x n” heigh (eyeball it) to form the roof. Glue those onto the handle. Let dry.
  6. Glue on 5 pretzels for each long side (need drying time between each side), and 5 half pretzel rods for each short side.
  7. Glue the cereal onto your roof, let dry.
  8. Glue the small pretzel sticks to cover the gap between the roof and the short side.
  9. Decorate.

Preparation time: 1 hour(s)

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