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Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft [Free Template]

If you have a young child at home, you’ll want to make this photo gingerbread man paper craft with them!

It’s such a fun preschool Christmas craft, and a great way to take a photo of your child and turn it into something entirely new.

We also love this project because it’s simple to make, super festive, and non-messy!

This craft is great for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary aged children. Watch our quick video tutorial to see just how easy it is to create.

Gingerbread Preschool Craft

gingerbread man craft image collage with the words gingerbread photo craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • 1 cm pom poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • 2″ photo of your child’s face
  • Gingerbread man template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Directions

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

hand holding gingerbread photo craft template

Cut out the photo of your child and glue it to the middle of the gingerbread man’s head.

hand gluing child photo to gingerbread man craft

Place the icing hair on the top of the head, glue it in place, and cut off any paper that hangs off the top of the head.

hand gluing icing hair photo to gingerbread man craft

If you’re making this with a girl, glue the bow to the side of the head. If you’re making this with a boy, glue the bow to the neck.

hand gluing bow photo to gingerbread man craft

Place the icing decorations on each of the limbs and glue them in place. Use the scissors to cut off the extra paper.

hand gluing icing decorations photo to gingerbread man craft

Finish off by gluing 2 pom poms to the center of the gingerbread body.

hand gluing pom pom buttons to gingerbread man craft

That’s all there is to it! Isn’t your child the cutest gingerbread ever?!

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Gingerbread Man Themed Activities

Chances are if you have a preschool or kindergarten child at home, they’ve read and loved The Gingerbread Man book.

It’s a classic winter book that children enjoy and read around Christmastime! If your child can’t get enough of it, why not make a whole gingerbread theme set of activities?!

2 photo gingerbread man crafts

If you’re looking for crafts, there’s not only this photo craft, but also this gingerbread man puppet craft, this gingerbread man headband craft, or this paper plate gingerbread man craft.

All of them are easy to make and only require a few common supplies!

Get a little messy and have tons of fun when you make this gingerbread play dough for your kiddos. Kick the sensory aspect up a notch with this gingerbread slime or this gingerbread puffy paint recipe.

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This gingerbread play set is great for imaginative play year after year!

If you’ve got a few hours to spare to make the awesomest gingerbread house ever, check out this amazing lifesize tutorial.

All of these activities are fun ideas to keep the kids learning and engaged during the holiday season!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

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!

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Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • 1 cm pom poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • 2" photo of your child's face
  • Gingerbread man template

Instructions

  1. Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Cut out the photo of your child and glue it to the middle of the gingerbread man's head.
  3. Place the icing hair on the top of the head, glue it in place, and cut off any paper that hangs off the top of the head.
  4. If you're making this with a girl, glue the bow to the side of the head. If you're making this with a boy, glue the bow to the neck.
  5. Place the icing decorations on each of the limbs and glue them in place. Use the scissors to cut off the extra paper.
  6. Finish off by gluing 2 pom poms to the center of the gingerbread body.

Free Gingerbread Photo Template

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Sara Montero

Saturday 19th of December 2020

Thank you for sharing. Happy hollydays!!

Sam T

Saturday 19th of December 2020

No problem! And Merry Christmas to you too!

Mandy

Thursday 17th of December 2020

I find it hard to trust any sites. Please don’t let this be a bad experience. I just love the gingerbread man template! Thanks

Sam T

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Lol, no problem!

Allison Flowers

Thursday 17th of December 2020

What a cute idea for kids gift to parents.

Sam T

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Thanks Allison!

Deborah

Monday 14th of December 2020

Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft Template

Sam T

Monday 14th of December 2020

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

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