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Gingerbread Man Headband Craft [FREE template]

Christmas is the season of baking, right?

And nothing says Christmas more than gingerbread men cookies! Make some delicious cookies to give to the neighbors then make this gingerbread man headband craft for the kids!

It’s a simple, fast, and festive headband craft your kids will love.

We’re giving you two versions of our template. The first is the craft version to make your own gingerbread boy or girl with paper.

The second is a black and white version for kids to color in. This is great when you want them to do an independent activity or for younger children, like toddlers, who can’t yet make the crafts.

Watch our quick video below to see how to make one or read our step-by-step directions below.

Also, look through all of our gingerbread man activities for more festive fun!

Gingerbread Man Craft For Preschool

gingerbread man craft image collage with the words gingerbread headband

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Gingerbread headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the download)

Directions

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

hands holding gingerbread man headband template

Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, just above the mouth.

hands gluing eye onto gingerbread headband craft

Take the cheeks and glue them beneath the eyes on each side.

hands gluing cheeks onto gingerbread headband craft

Place the gingerbread icing hair on and glue it to the top of the head.

hands gluing icing hair onto gingerbread headband craft

If you’re making a girl, glue the hair bow somewhere on the hair. If you’re making a boy, glue the bow tie underneath the mouth.

hands gluing hair bow onto gingerbread headband craft

Add some extra decoration by gluing the icing waves on each side of the headband base, like in the pictures.

hands gluing icing accents onto gingerbread headband craft

Tape on a headband extender on each side of the headband base.

You’re done! Isn’t this such a sweet Christmas craft?!

flattened gingerbread boy and girl headband craft

Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!

Christmas Ideas For Kids

Often we get emails asking if we have more ideas to go with each of our crafts, so we’re sharing with you our favorite Christmas ideas for kids!

Find more crafts, projects, activities, and sensory play. Pick and choose what you want to do or do them all! Kids will have a blast with any of these simple activities.

Christmas Children’s Books

Reading to kids is amazing for them because it helps to develop their imagination and creativity. When you read stories to kids, they are transported into a whole new world where they can explore and discover new things. This can help to fire up their imaginations, and they will start to see the world in a whole new way.

Additionally, reading to kids also helps to develop their language skills. They will learn new words and how to use them in context, which will benefit them greatly in both school and in life. So not only is reading great for kids’ development, but it’s also loads of fun!

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!

boy gingerbread headband craft

Kids’ Christmas Crafts

Crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity while also developing important motor skills. But that’s not all! Crafting can also help kids to learn about colors, shapes, and patterns. And it’s a great way for them to spend time with their friends and family.

Crafting is such a valuable activity for young kids because it helps them to develop important skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. So get out there and start crafting! Below are some of our favorite Xmas crafts!

Free Printable Gingerbread Man Puppet – No list of Christmas crafts would be complete without a gingerbread man puppet! This adorable little guy is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face and is so simple to create!

Grinch Handprint Craft – This sweet Grinch craft is perfect for kids to make from the newest animated Grinch movie! It’s the Grinch as a child and it’s too cute to pass up!

Christmas crafts for kids image collage

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft – If you are looking for a fun and festive paper plate craft for your kids to make this Christmas, then look no further than this adorable reindeer! It’s quick and great for creativity.

Santa Tissue Paper Craft – Who doesn’t love Santa Claus? The jolly old man in the red suit is a cherished figure in many cultures around the world. And what could be more fun for kids than making their own Santa craft? This Santa craft is not only fun to make, but it also helps kids develop their fine motor skills.

Christmas Kids’ Activities

No Christmas is complete without a visit from Santa Claus! And what better way to prepare for his arrival than by completing some fun and festive worksheets? These free printable Santa worksheets for kids are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Kids will love using scissors to cut out the label a Santa page, and they’ll also be improving their handwriting and letter recognition skills as they trace and write the letter S and do the letter S maze!

The gingerbread man is a classic holiday character that kids love. And what’s not to love? He’s delicious, he’s cute, and he’s full of gingerbread goodness. Plus, he’s the perfect character for a printable. Just connect the dots and watch as he comes to life with these gingerbread dot to dots. As an added bonus, these printables help kids practice hand-eye coordination and counting.

girl gingerbread headband craft

Christmas time is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start getting into the holiday spirit! One great way to do this is by coloring. Not only is it a lot of fun, but it’s also beneficial for kids. Coloring helps to improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It’s also a great way to encourage creative thinking. So dust off those crayons and print out some reindeer coloring pages – it’s time to get festive!

Christmas Fun

girl and boy gingerbread headband crafts

Share With Us

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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

girl gingerbread headband craft

Gingerbread Man Headband Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this adorable gingerbread man headband craft for Christmas!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Gingerbread headband template

Instructions

  1. Download the gingerbread template, print, and cut out the pieces you'll need.
  2. Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, just above the mouth.
  3. Take the cheeks and glue them beneath the eyes on each side.
  4. Place the gingerbread icing hair and glue it to the top of the head.
  5. If you're making a girl, glue the hair bow somewhere on the hair. If you're making a boy, glue the bow tie underneath the mouth.
  6. Add some extra decoration by gluing the icing waves on each side of the headband base, like in the pictures.
  7. Tape on a headband extender on each side of the headband base.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Gingerbread Template

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Pat

Wednesday 4th of January 2023

Anxious to try this

Sam

Wednesday 4th of January 2023

Great! Hope everyone has fun!

Stephanie A Taylor

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

GREAT TEMPLATE

Sam

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Thanks so much!

Peggy

Sunday 18th of December 2022

Thank

Sam

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Yep :)

margaret

Friday 16th of December 2022

cute idea

Sam

Friday 16th of December 2022

Thanks!

Jen

Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Gingerbread man headband template please :-)

Sam

Wednesday 14th 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 🙂

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