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Elf On The Shelf Gingerbread Man Disguise Craft [Free Template]

Elf on the Shelf is a popular family favorite Christmas tradition!

We love joining in on the fun with fun and cute craft ideas. This year, we decided to take the gingerbread man and dress him up as the elf on the shelf.

This elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft is perfect for kids to make and requires just a few simple supplies!

Make this adorable little craft with your kids at home or students in the classroom. Either way, we think they’ll love it!

Be sure to download our free template and then check out all of our other disguise a gingerbread man project ideas!

Gingerbread Man Disguise Project Idea

gingerbread man craft image collage with the words elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • White out pen or gel markers
  • Black pen (optional)
  • Gingerbread man template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding elf on the shelf gingerbread disguise craft template

Begin by coloring in the elf’s eye, then glue both of them to the face, just below the eyebrows.

hand gluing eye to elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Use a marker to draw on the elf’s nose and cheeks.

hand drawing nose onto elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Optionally, use a black pen to draw on eyelashes to look like the elf on the shelf.

Next, glue the hair to the top of the head.

hand gluing hair to elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Place the hat at the top of the head and glue it in place. Glue the hat band to the bottom of the hat.

hand gluing hat to elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft
hand gluing hat band to elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Glue the body to the bottom of the neck.

hand gluing body to elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Position the collar at the top of the body and glue it in place.

hand gluing collar to elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Next, take the mittens and glue them to the end of each arm.

hand gluing mitten to elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Finish up by drawing some wavy icing lines along the elf’s foot.

hand drawing gingerbread icing onto elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

We think your kids are going to love hiding the gingerbread man in plain sight as the elf on the shelf!

hand holding elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft

Christmas Ideas For Kids

If you’re looking for some great Christmas activities for kids, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of fun and educational activities that will help your kids with skills like creativity, letter and number recognition, problem solving, and more! All while also keeping them engaged.

From making their Christmas crafts to printable activities and games, there’s something here for everyone. And best of all, these activities can be done right at home with a few simple supplies. So get ready to have some holiday fun!

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Christmas Children’s Books

We can’t think of a more lovely way to start off the Christmas season than by reading aloud to kids from these fun Christmas children’s books. The stories are so heartwarming and the illustrations are beautiful. Plus, it’s just such a cozy way to spend an evening together!

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!

hand holding elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft with another one in the background

Kids’ Christmas Crafts

While the Christmas season is often a busy time for families, it’s important to take some time to enjoy the simple things in life.

One great way to do this is by encouraging your children to make crafts. Not only is crafting a fun activity, but it’s also a great way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and creative thinking.

And what could be more rewarding than seeing your child’s face light up when they display their finished project? Try adding in some of these cute Christmas crafts:

Christmas crafts for kids image collage

Gingerbread House Paper Bag Craft – This gingerbread house craft is so much fun for kids to make! It’s colorful and festive, and the best part is that it’s easy for even young children to do. Just print out the free template, have your child color it in, and then follow the simple instructions to assemble the gingerbread house.

Elf On The Shelf Photo Craft – This year, Santa’s little helpers can get in on the fun with this elf on the shelf craft. It’s easy to turn kids into their favorite mischievous elf, and they’ll love showing it off!

Reindeer Tissue Paper Craft – What a cute little reindeer craft this is! And it’s not just adorable – it’s also a great way to help your child develop their fine motor skills. Gluing all those little pieces of tissue paper requires a lot of dexterity and control, and putting them all together is a great way to improve hand-eye coordination.

Christmas Kids’ Activities

The Grinch is one of the most iconic Christmas characters, and kids love to learn more about him! These free printable Grinch worksheets are perfect for helping kids practice handwriting, letter recognition, and scissor skills. And, they’re also lots of fun!

Do you have a little one at home who could use some help practicing their fine motor skills? If so, then you’ll want to check out these Christmas do a dot printables. They’re perfect for kids of all ages and they’ll also help them with counting, patterns, and much more.

2 elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise crafts

This roll a Santa game for kids is such a fun way to help them learn to take turns and practice hand-eye coordination. It’s so easy to play, too – all you need is a die and some pom poms or other small candy.

More Christmas Fun

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

2 elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise crafts

Elf On The Shelf Gingerbread Man Disguise Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This elf on the shelf gingerbread man disguise craft is perfect for kids to make and requires just a few simple supplies! Make this adorable little craft with your kids at home or students in the classroom

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • White out pen or gel markers
  • Black pen (optional)
  • Gingerbread man template

Instructions

  1. Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by coloring in the elf's eye, then glue both of them to the face, just below the eyebrows.
  3. Use a marker to draw on the elf's nose and cheeks.
  4. Optionally, use a black pen to draw on eyelashes to look like the elf on the shelf.
  5. Next, glue the hair to the top of the head.
  6. Place the hat at the top of the head and glue it in place. Glue the hat band to the bottom of the hat.
  7. Glue the body to the bottom of the neck.
  8. Position the collar at the top of the body and glue it in place.
  9. Next, take the mittens and glue them to the end of each arm.
  10. Finish up by drawing some wavy icing lines along the elf's foot.

Did you make this craft?

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Elf On The Shelf Gingerbread Man Template

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Rej

Thursday 8th of December 2022

This is cute but I’m confuse as to where to put my email to get the free template? It says at the end of this post. But I see this comment box instead. I did put my email but didn’t receive a link.

Rej

Wednesday 7th of December 2022

I want to try this for my son’s project for school.

Sam

Thursday 8th of December 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Christine

Tuesday 6th of December 2022

Looks adorable can’t wait to put it together

Sam

Wednesday 7th of December 2022

Oh, thanks! Have fun :)

Melanie

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

So excited

Sam

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Wooo!

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