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Gingerbread Man Headband Craft [FREE template]

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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.

Gingerbread Man Craft For Preschool

closeup of gingerbread headband craft with the words gingerbread headband at the top

Supplies

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 crafts?!

flattened gingerbread boy and girl headband craft

Gingerbread 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 gingerbread 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.

First of all, we like to remind everyone that crafts are not only super fun and help build family memories, but they’re also great for kids to learn through play.

Children can work on scissor skills, following directions, coloring and more.

colored in gingerbread boy headband

If you need even more gingerbread crafts, try this gingerbread man paper bag puppet or this paper gingerbread house.

This gingerbread man art activity is perfect for kids to do for independent play time!

Sensory activities are another great idea to help kids with exploration and stimulation. This gingerbread man sensory bin is simple and quick to put together.

gingerbread girl headband craft

Try some messy play time with this scented gingerbread man slime!

Work on handwriting practice with this gingerbread man writing tray. It’s perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children.

Which activities are your planning to do with the kids?

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Gingerbread Man Headband Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this adorable gingerbread man headband craft for Christmas!

Materials

  • 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)

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.

Free Gingerbread Template

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