Pioneer Log Cabin


To build your own pioneer log cabin, you will need: empty 1/2-pint (236 ml) milk carton, 60–70 pretzel sticks, 5″ x 3 3/4″ (13 cm x 9.5 cm) brown construction paper, black construction paper, ingredients for icing glue (see recipe).

  1. 1.

    With icing, glue pretzels horizontally to sides of milk carton.

  2. 2.

    Glue pretzels vertically to each corner of milk carton (see illustration).

  3. 3.

    Cut small door and windows from black paper and glue them onto cabin.

  4. 4.

    For roof, fold short ends of brown construction paper together, open up, and glue at fold over top of milk carton.

Icing Glue

3 eggs

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Mix ingredients together and beat for 7 to 10 minutes. Keep unused icing covered with damp cloth so that icing won’t harden. (Enough for several cabins.)