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Gingerbread Cowboy Craft For Kids [Free Template]

If you’re looking for Christmas activities kids will love this December, try making a gingerbread cowboy craft. It’s a great disguise a gingerbread man project!

The kids can help cut out the parts, then piece them together to create a wild west cowboy! They’ll have lots of fun making their own gingerbread man!

On top of that, they’ll be working on using scissors properly, following directions, and improving fine motor skills.

It’s a win-win! Download the free printable template and make them this holiday season.

Also, be sure to check out all of our disguise a gingerbread man project ideas for kids for more festive crafts.

Cowboy Gingerbread Man

cowboy gingerbread man craft image collage with the words cowboy gingerbread man

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • 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.

Begin to make the gingerbread cowboy by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.

Take the hat and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man’s head. Glue the star to the middle and top of the cowboy hat.

hand gluing hat onto cowboy gingerbread man
hand gluing star to cowboy gingerbread hat

Next, create the belt by gluing the belt buckle to the belt.

hand gluing belt buckle to belt of cowboy gingerbread man

Take the completed belt and glue it to the top of the pants.

hand gluing belt to pants of cowboy gingerbread man

Place the pants near the middle of the gingerbread man’s body and glue them in place.

hand gluing pants onto cowboy gingerbread man

Position the cowboy boots on top of each of the feet and glue them down.

hand gluing boot onto cowboy gingerbread man

Arrange the vest, one on each side of the gingerbread man’s body, and secure it with glue.

hand gluing vest onto cowboy gingerbread man

Take the bandana and glue it to the gingerbread man’s neck.

hand gluing bandana onto cowboy gingerbread man

Finish off the cowboy by gluing the icing decorations near the end of the arms and the tip of the boots.

hand gluing icing decoration onto cowboy gingerbread man
cowboy gingerbread man

Christmas Unit For Kids

This holiday season, add in some more fun and learning with a Christmas themed unit for kids! We’ve got some great ideas to get you started so read on below to pick your favorites.

We like to recommend starting any new topics by reading to your kids. Reading aloud can help children to learn to focus more intently, develop their imagination, and even help them learn sight words!

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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In addition to reading, crafting is another great way to have fun and work on skills. When kids work on putting together a craft, they’ll learn to follow directions, improve their scissor skills, and exercise their creativity!

Try some of these festive holiday crafts:

If your kids love dot markers, they’ll want to use them with these Christmas do a dot printables. They’ll help kids work on fine motor skills, letter recognition, patterns, and more.

For more gingerbread fun, print out these free gingerbread worksheets and let your kids practice handwriting, letter G recognition, and scissor skills.

hand holding cowboy gingerbread man

These Christmas pattern block mats are a simple STEM activity for preschool and kindergarten children. When they use them, kids can learn about shapes, colors, patterns, and more.

Kids who enjoy playing games will have fun with this roll a Santa game. It’s easy to use and only requires some pom poms and a die!

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 cowboy gingerbread men

Gingerbread Cowboy Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Disguise your gingerbread man when you make this cute and fun gingerbread cowboy craft for kids!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Gingerbread man template

Instructions

  1. Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the gingerbread cowboy by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.
  3. Take the hat and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man’s head. Glue the star to the middle and top of the cowboy hat.
  4. Next, create the belt by gluing the belt buckle to the belt.
  5. Take the completed belt and glue it to the top of the pants.
  6. Place the pants near the middle of the gingerbread man's body and glue them in place.
  7. Position the cowboy boots on top of each of the feet and glue them down.
  8. Arrange the vest, one on each side of the gingerbread man's body, and secure it with glue.
  9. Take the bandana and glue it to the gingerbread man's neck.
  10. Finish off the cowboy by gluing the icing decorations near the end of the arms and the tip of the boots.

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Cowboy Gingerbread Man Template

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