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Cat In The Hat Gingerbread Man Craft [Free Template]

Most kids are well into the Christmas spirit by now.

They’re already wrapping presents, singing songs, and counting down the day to see Santa Claus.

But, of course, they’re looking for more Christmas activities to do.

If your kids are Dr. Seuss fans, this Cat in the Hat gingerbread man craft is a super easy and fun idea to disguise your gingerbread man.

Download the free printable template below and make it with preschool, kindergarten, or early elementary kids.

It’s fun, easy, and can help kids work on things like cutting skills, fine motor skills, and creativity.

Also, be sure to look through all of our disguise a gingerbread man crafts for more ideas!

Dr. Seuss Gingerbread Man Idea

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • White gel marker or whiteout pen (optional)
  • Cat in the Hat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Cat in the Hat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding Cat in the Hat gingerbread man template

Begin to make the cat by gluing the face to the middle of the gingerbread’s head.

hand gluing face onto cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Take the belly and glue it to the torso.

hand gluing belly onto cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Place the bowtie at the bottom of the head, where the neck is, and glue it in place.

hand gluing bowtie onto cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Make the hat by gluing the three red stripes onto the main piece. Cut off any paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing stripes to cat in the hat's hat

Next, glue the base of the hat to the main part of the hat.

hand gluing base of hat onto cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man’s face.

hand gluing hat onto cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Optionally, finish off the gingerbread man by using the white gel marker to make icing patterns at the end of the arms and legs.

hand drawing icing decorations onto cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Isn’t this such a cute gingerbread man activity for kids?!

hand holding cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Christmas Activities For Kids

For more Christmas activities to keep the kids busy and learning during the month of December, keep on reading. We have lots of ideas to fill your calendar!

Reading aloud to children is a great way to help them develop the ability to pay attention. Reading helps kids become better listeners and it builds their vocabulary, as well as encourages curiosity! Because of these reasons and more, books are our favorite way to introduce a new theme.

Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!

Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.

Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!

How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!

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Every child deserves to be creative. Crafts are a great way for kids to be imaginative, learn, and work on fine motor skills.

Try adding in more Christmas crafts from some of our favorites below:

Grinch Craftivity – Get kids in the Christmas spirit with this fun Grinch craftivity! It’s perfect for early elementary-aged children and helps them explore their creativity, handwriting skills, fine motor skills, and more. This craft is a great way to get your little ones excited about reading Dr. Seuss’ beloved story.

Reindeer Clothespin Craft – This fun Christmas craft is the perfect way to let kids make a cute reindeer craft. Let them paint, cut, glue, and then hang up their work of art! This hands-on design activity will keep your little ones entertained for a white!

Santa Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This Christmas craft is a quick papercraft that kids can play with when they’re done. All you need are some paper bags, scissors and paper, and glue to get started! Follow our tutorial to make your own Santa puppet.

cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Paper Plate Gingerbread Man – This easy and fun paper plate gingerbread man craft is perfect for kids. It’s a great way to get the little ones in the holiday spirit! Learn how to make it with our instructions.

Give your child a fun and easy Christmas activity with these free Christmas do a dot printables. These no-prep printables are perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten students to practice letter recognition, counting skills, and more – all while having fun! Who doesn’t love that?

Check out these free Santa worksheets that will help your kids practice their handwriting, cutting skills, and letter recognition. It’s a perfect Christmas activity for kids to do at home or at school.

These Christmas bingo printables are a fun way to get kids excited about the holiday season. Or, use them as an activity in your classroom during December! They’re great for family game night too!

hand holding cat in the hat gingerbread man craft

Cat In The Hat Gingerbread Man Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Cat in the Hat gingerbread man craft is a super easy and fun idea to disguise your gingerbread man!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • White gel marker or whiteout pen (optional)
  • Cat in the Hat template

Instructions

  1. Download the Cat in the Hat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the cat by gluing the face to the middle of the gingerbread's head.
  3. Take the belly and glue it to the torso.
  4. Place the bowtie at the bottom of the head, where the neck is, and glue it in place.
  5. Make the hat by gluing the three red stripes onto the main piece. Cut off any paper that hangs off the sides.
  6. Next, glue the base of the hat to the main part of the hat.
  7. Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man's face.
  8. Optionally, finish off the gingerbread man by using the white gel marker to make icing patterns at the end of the arms and legs.

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Free Cat in the Hat Template

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