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Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Do your kids love all things Christmas?! Everyones’ kids do, right?

Christmas is a season to be extra festive, spend more time together as a family, and of course, do more holiday crafts!

If your family has a Christmas tradition of making gingerbread men or houses, you’ll love creating these gingerbread man paper bag puppets.

They’re a simple Xmas craft that can bring the whole family together! Or if you’re doing them at school, they’re great for a class party!

Read on below or watch our video tutorial to see how to make this gingerbread man paper bag craft with your kids or students.

Also, be sure to check out all of our gingerbread man activities for kids for even more ideas!

Brown Paper Bag Gingerbread Man

paper bag gingerbread man puppet image collage with the words paper bag gingerbread man

One great thing about making paper bag puppets is they’re so simple to make! All you need are a few common supplies, which you probably already have and you’re set.

They’re a cheap Christmas craft kids will enjoy making.

Supplies

Directions

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

Glue the circle buttons to the middle of the gingerbread man’s body.

hand gluing buttons to paper bag gingerbread craft

Use the black marker to draw four small circles on the circle buttons you just glued on to make it look more like a real button.

hand drawing button holes on to paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the icing details on the end of the arms and the legs. Use the scissors to cut the excess ends off.

hand gluing icing decorations to paper bag gingerbread crafthands trimming paper bag gingerbread man craft

Position the gingerbread man’s hair and the top of his circle head and glue into place.

hand gluing icing hair to paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the eyes just below the hair.

hand gluing eyes to paper bag gingerbread craft

Place the pink circle cheeks below the eyes and glue in place.

hand gluing cheeks to paper bag gingerbread craft

Use the black marker again to draw a smile between the two pink cheeks.

hands drawing a smile on paper bag gingerbread man craft

If you’re making a girl gingerbread, glue the bow onto the top of her head. If you’re making a boy gingerbread, glue the bow to the top of his body piece.

hand gluing bow to paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the completed gingerbread body to the lower part of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body onto paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the completed head to the flap of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to paper bag gingerbread craft

Isn’t this one of the cutest and simplest Christmas crafts for kids? We just love how cute they turned out!

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!

Gingerbread Man Template Options

Like many of our other crafts, we have two different options in our template download.

If you’re doing this craft with several children, you’ll want to use the first template included. These pages have the pieces separated on each page by the color paper you need to print them on.

By using this version you’ll only need to cut once, so there’s less work involved.

gingerbread man puppet craft

The second one has all the small template pieces on one page. Use this one if you’re doing this craft with one or two children.

You’ll need to print the template out on white card stock, cut the pieces out, then trace them onto the colored paper that you want to use.

Don’t forget to download the template by entering your info in the form at the end of the post.

brown paper bag gingerbread man craft

Gingerbread Man Themed Family Night

If your family loves to get together and have fun, having a simple gingerbread man themed get-together would be a perfect holiday activity!

You can easily make it adaptable for all ages of children and adults.

gingerbread girl craft

We suggest getting your favorite gingerbread man children’s book to start off the night. Read the story to get into the holiday spirit then move on to the activities!

The younger kids can make these cute gingerbread man puppets, while older kids can decorate real gingerbread man cookies.

You can make gingerbread man cookies ahead of time with this recipe or buy some pre-made gingerbread cookies like these.

gingerbread kids craft

Everyone can have fun and at the end of the night, finish off the fun by eating your cookies!

For an educational activity try out these free printable gingerbread man worksheets. They’ll help kids with handwriting practice, fine motor skills, letter recognition, and more.

Kids who love coloring will also want to add in these free gingerbread man dot to dot printables. There’s a boy, girl, and Santa Claus themed one!

More Gingerbread Man Crafts

Want more gingerbread-themed crafts? No problem! Add in one of these cute and easy ideas:

Grinch Gingerbread Man Craft – Love doing the disguise a gingerbread man activity each Christmas? If so, this year, you’ll want to turn him into the Grinch! This is a fun and easy Xmas craft that kids will love to create!

Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft – There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by turning your little ones into the gingerbread man! This fun photo craft is simple and only requires a few materials that you probably already have around the house. Your kids will love seeing themselves so festive!

gingerbread man crafts for kids image collage

Gingerbread Man Headband Craft – This gingerbread man craft is so much fun for kids to make! They can create it from paper or print it in black and white and color it. Either way, they’ll love wearing their gingerbread man headband around the house or out and about!

Paper Plate Gingerbread Man Craft – This easy paper plate craft is perfect for young artists! It’s a great way to get hands-on with painting, and it’s also a lot of fun to be creative with the decorations. Plus, it’s an easy way to make a cute holiday decoration.

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More Christmas Ideas For Kids

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Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids will love making this cute and easy gingerbread man paper bag puppet this Christmas!

Materials

  • Kraft paper
  • Colored card stock (in pink, red, green and yellow)
  • White card stock
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Brown paper bag
  • Gingerbread man template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download the gingerbread man template, print and cut out the pieces.
    2. Glue the circle buttons to the middle of the gingerbread man body.
    3. Use the black marker to draw four small circles on the circle buttons you just glued on to make it look more like a real button.
    4. Glue the icing details on the end of the arms and the legs. Use the scissors to cut the excess ends off.
    5. Position the gingerbread man's hair and the top of his circle head and glue into place.
    6. Glue the eyes just below the hair.
    7. Place the pink circle cheeks below the eyes and glue in place.
    8. Use the black marker again to draw a smile between the two pink cheeks.
    9. If you're making a girl gingerbread, glue the bow onto the top of her head. If you're making a body gingerbread, glue the bow to the top of his body piece.
    10. Glue the completed gingerbread body to the lower part of the brown paper bag.
    11. Glue the completed head to the flap of the brown paper bag.

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Jeanne-Marie

Thursday 1st of December 2022

So Sweet!

Jill

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

Thank you, this is ADORABLE!

Sam

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Thank! and you're welcome!

Jillian

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

I'd love the template

Sam

Tuesday 29th of November 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 🙂

Rachel

Thursday 17th of November 2022

I love it! Please send it to me. Thank you

Sam

Thursday 17th of November 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 🙂

Michelle Ward

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

So adorable!

Sam

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

THanks so much!

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