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Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet Craft

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.

Brown Paper Bag Gingerbread Man

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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 love 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 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Gingerbread Man Themed Family Night

If you’re 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.

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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.

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

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Share With Us

Show off your completed project by posting a picture to our Facebook wall or in our private Facebook group!

We can’t wait to see how they turned out 🙂

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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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Marissa

Monday 21st of December 2020

i would love the template for my little ones please

Sam T

Monday 21st of December 2020

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you ?

Andrea Hodges

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Love this gingerman craft!

Sam T

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Thanks so much, Andrea!

Tammy

Monday 14th of December 2020

so cute!

Sam T

Monday 14th of December 2020

Thank you!!!

Melinda

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Love it! Easy and can add steps to it! Would love the template!

Sam T

Monday 14th of December 2020

Of course! Just enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

Joyce M Robinson

Sunday 13th of December 2020

I would love this template of the gingerbread man and and girl. thanks

Sam T

Monday 14th of December 2020

Of course! Just enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

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