The gingerbread man is a staple for Christmastime and this gingerbread man tissue paper craft is sure to be a hit with your kids!
Every year, kids around the world eagerly await the moment when they can sink their teeth into the soft, chewy body of the gingerbread man.
But for some kids, the Gingerbread Man is nothing more than a tantalizing figure that they can only dream of eating! If your kid has food allergies, it can be hard to find a gingerbread man that they can actually enjoy.
This craft is the perfect solution and lets the kids in on the fun by making a cute gingerbread boy or girl!
We have a ton of gingerbread man activities that we’re sure your kids will love creating this holiday season!
Easy Gingerbread Man Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Gingerbread man template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by spreading glue on a small section of the gingerbread man. Take the tissue paper, scrunch it up, and glue it to the background. Make your way around the outline by spreading more glue and placing tissue paper on the gingerbread man until the entire outline is filled.
Take the icing hair and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man’s head.
Next, take the eyes and glue them on the head, below the hair.
Place the mouth below the eyes and glue it in the middle.
If you’re making a gingerbread boy, glue the bowtie to the neck area. If you’re making a gingerbread girl, take the bow and glue it to the top of the head.
Next, glue the button in the middle of the body, below the bowtie (if you have one).
Finish up by gluing the icing decorations to the arms and legs.
That’s it! Isn’t this such a fun and easy Christmas craft for kids?!
Isn’t that the cutest gingerbread man you’ve ever made? Check out even more of our Christmas crafts that your kids will also love making!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Christmas is upon us and that means two things: stress and presents!
But, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some great ideas for crafts and activities to do with the kids that will help ease the holiday tension and create some lasting memories.
Whatever you decide to do, just remember to relax and enjoy this special time with your loved ones! Read on below for some of our favorite Christmas ideas!
Christmas Books For Kids
This Christmas season, spend some time reading to your kids because stories about Santa Claus and his elves are a great way to get them excited about the holiday.
Not only will they love hearing about all of the magical things that happen at the North Pole, but you’ll also be creating some precious memories that they’ll cherish for years to come. So curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy a few festive tales with the little ones this Christmas season.
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 often seen as a peaceful and calming activity, but it can actually be quite beneficial for young minds.
It helps them to develop fine motor skills, learn to follow instructions, and use their imaginations. Plus, it’s a great way to teach kids about colors, shapes, and patterns.
And let’s not forget that crafting can also be a lot of fun! So if you’re looking for a way to help your child learn and grow, grab some craft supplies and get started.
Handprint Manger Craft – This craft is both fun and easy, which makes it perfect for even the littlest kids to join in on the crafting action. Plus, using a trace of their hand as the main component will make this a create keepsake that they (and you!) will treasure for years to come.
Elf Craftivity – Elves are one of the most iconic symbols of Christmas and for good reason! These little helpers are always up to something mischievous, whether it’s hiding cookies from Santa or playing tricks on unsuspecting humans.
But despite their mischievous ways, elves are also incredibly hardworking and always seem to bring a touch of magic wherever they go. This elf craft is the perfect way for kids to use their imaginations and get into the spirit of Christmas!
Reindeer Photo Craft – As any elf worth their salt knows, reindeer are an essential part of Santa’s setup. Not only do they help him get around on Christmas Eve, but they also act as a kind of mobile workshop, carrying all of his tools and presents. But what if your kids want to join the team as one of Santa’s reindeer? Well, this cute craft gives them the perfect opportunity to do just that!
Snowman Headband Craft – It’s Christmas Eve and you’re all tucked in bed, eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival. But then you wake up to a most disappointing sight- snowless streets and bare tree branches.
No matter where you live, snow on Christmas morning is the ultimate sign that the holidays have arrived. But don’t despair, this cute headband craft has come to the rescue and will turn your little kid into a snowman to help bring in the holiday cheer!
Kids’ Christmas Activities
Coloring is a great activity for kids. Not only does it help them to develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, but it’s also a great way for them to practice their letter recognition.
And these gingerbread man color by number pages are the perfect way for kids to have fun while they learn. They’ll love trying to stay within the lines and making the gingerbread men their own. Plus, it’s a great way to get them into the holiday spirit.
What could be more magical than spending quality time with your family while playing games together? And what could be more festive than a game that involves Santa Claus? This holiday season, roll a Santa is the perfect way to bond with your kids and have some good, old-fashioned fun.
This game is easy enough for even the youngest gamers to get in on the fun, and it’s sure to bring some laughs and smiles to your holiday gathering!
The Grinch is a holiday classic, and Dr. Seuss has made it even more popular with all the different era films that have been made. These cute grinch worksheets will help your kids practice writing the letter G as well as letter recognition, and more. In addition, they’ll have a blast doing it! So be sure to check out these grinch-themed worksheets today.
Dot markers are a lot of fun, and these Christmas do a dot printables for kids are exactly what your child needs this season to get them into the holiday spirit while learning at the same time! Dot markers are a great way for kids to learn about colors and shapes, and these worksheets are specifically designed to help them practice their skills.
More Christmas Fun
- Get your child this felt Christmas tree that they can decorate over and over again!
- Everyone will want one of their own personalized reindeer hot chocolate spoons!
- Kids will look adorable in this retro Christmas t-shirt.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Gingerbread man template
- Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by spreading glue on a small section of the gingerbread man. Take the tissue paper, scrunch it up, and glue it to the background. Make your way around the outline by spreading more glue and placing tissue paper on the gingerbread man until the entire outline is filled.
- Take the icing hair and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man's head.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them on the head, below the hair.
- Place the mouth below the eyes and glue it in the middle.
- If you're making a gingerbread boy, glue the bowtie to the neck area. If you're making a gingerbread girl, take the bow and glue it to the top of the head.
- Next, glue the button in the middle of the body, below the bowtie (if you have one).
- Finish up by gluing the icing decorations to the arms and legs.