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
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the download)
Download the gingerbread template, print, and cut out the pieces you’ll need.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, just above the mouth.
Take the cheeks and glue them beneath the eyes on each side.
Place the gingerbread icing hair on and glue it to the top of the head.
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.
Add some extra decoration by gluing the icing waves on each side of the headband base, like in the pictures.
Tape on a headband extender on each side of the headband base.
You’re done! Isn’t this such a sweet Christmas 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!
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!
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.
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!
- Grab this custom Santa sack to stuff your kids’ presents in for Christmas!
- This felt Christmas tree will keep the kids busy rearranging their tree instead of yours!
- Get one of these personalized gingerbread man ornaments for each of your kids.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread headband template
- Download the gingerbread template, print, and cut out the pieces you'll need.
- Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, just above the mouth.
- Take the cheeks and glue them beneath the eyes on each side.
- Place the gingerbread icing hair and glue it to the top of the head.
- 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.
- Add some extra decoration by gluing the icing waves on each side of the headband base, like in the pictures.
- Tape on a headband extender on each side of the headband base.