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Grinch Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids [Free Template]

How The Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the best Christmas movies ever made!

It was originally a Dr. Seuss book about a grumpy green character who hates Christmas and tries to ruin the holiday for everyone in Whoville but eventually learns to love it.

If your family loves the Grinch, they’ll have tons of fun making this Grinch gingerbread man craft! It’s so easy to make and only requires a few supplies.

Kids will love transforming the traditional gingerbread man shape into Mr. Grinch!

Download the free printable template and make it sometime this December. Also, remember to browse through all of our disguise a gingerbread man project ideas for kids for even more holiday inspiration.

Grinch Gingerbread Craft

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Yellow markers (optional: if you print eyes on white paper)
  • Grinch gingerbread template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)

Directions

Start by downloading the Grinch gingerbread template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this DIY to life!

hand holding grinch gingerbread man craft template

First, encourage your child to make the Grinch’s face by gluing the nose to the top of the mouth line.

hand gluing nose onto Grinch gingerbread man craft

If you printed the eyes on white paper, take a yellow marker and color them in. Glue his eyes in the middle of his face, just above the nose.

hand gluing eyes onto Grinch gingerbread man craft

Next, guide your child to take the eyebrows and glue them at the top of the eyes at a downward angle so he looks mad.

hand gluing eyebrows to Grinch gingerbread man craft

Place the icing pieces near the end of the arms and the legs and glue them in place. Cut off the excess paper.

hand gluing icing lines to Grinch gingerbread man craft

Next, create the scarf. To make the stripes, glue them in along the 2 pieces of the scarf. Cut off the excess. If you want a solid-colored scarf, skip this step.

hand gluing stripes to Grinch gingerbread man scarf

Take the piece of the scarf the points down and glue it near the middle of the neck piece.

Finally, glue the scarf to his neck.

hand gluing scarf onto Grinch gingerbread man craft

Isn’t this a festive Christmas craft for kids?! We think they’re going to love it!

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More Winter Fun

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

Do you want to create a Christmas unit around this Grinch activity? If so, keep reading below for some ideas that are great for fun and learning!

We’ve got everything from DIYs to books and even some educational activities to keep your little ones engaged during the holiday season.

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Children’s Books About Christmas

One of the first things we like to suggest are books! They’re a great way to introduce a new theme.

Reading aloud helps build communication skills and allows you to talk with your child about what’s going on in the story. When you read aloud, it can also help children focus more and listen better too!

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!

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Festive Kids Crafts

Reindeer Headband Craft – What could be more festive than a reindeer headband for kids to make this Christmas? This project is perfect for getting little ones into the holiday spirit! And best of all, it’s super easy and inexpensive to make.

Elf on the Shelf Paper Bag Puppet Craft – It’s time to break out the Elf on the Shelf and this puppet is a great way to celebrate their arrival! It’s fun, simple, and cheery – just like the real one! Plus, kids can make it match their elf.

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Reindeer Photo Craft – Any kid would love to turn themselves into one of Santa’s reindeer, and this reindeer activity is the perfect way to do it!

This is a great idea for kids of all ages, and it’s sure to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. So go ahead and give it a try – your kids might just find themselves on Santa’s nice list!

Snowman Headband Craft – It’s snowing, it’s snowing! Time to get out the art supplies and make some snowmen! This headband is so cute, simple, and fun, and can be done at home over break or in the classroom for art or a class party. All you need is paper, scissors, glue, and the printable template.

Christmas Activities For Kids

It’s the little things that makes Christmas so special. Playing and spending time together is the best, and these Christmas pattern block mats are perfect for that!

They’re a great introductory STEM activity for young kids who are ready to move from blocks and shapes to building fine motor skills, sorting by color, and more.

Santa is coming to town! These free printable Santa coloring pages will help your kids with their fine motor skills and creativity. They’re perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten students and are a great way to keep them entertained during the holiday season.

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Need a fun activity for your kids? Try these Christmas do a dot printables. They are perfect for preschool and kindergarten children and help them with their fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting, and visual discrimination.

These free printable elf worksheets are perfect to get the kids in the holiday spirit. With handwriting practice, letter E recognition, and scissor skills – these sheets are great for both preschoolers and kindergarten students. They’re a fun way to get your little ones excited about Christmas!

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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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Grinch Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Grinch gingerbread man craft is a must-have to get your kids in the Christmas spirit!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Yellow marker (optional; if you print eyes on white paper)
  • Grinch gingerbread template

Instructions

  1. Download the Grinch template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start to make the Grinch's face by gluing the nose to the top of the mouth line.
  3. If you printed the eyes on white paper, take a yellow marker and color them in. Glue his eyes in the middle of his face, just above the nose.
  4. Take the eyebrows and glue them at the top of the eyes at a downward angle so he looks mad.
  5. Place the icing pieces near the end of the arms and the legs and glue them in place. Cut off the excess paper.
  6. Next, create the scarf. To make the stripes, glue them in even intervals along the 2 pieces of the scarf. Cut off the excess. If you want a solid-colored scarf, skip this step.
  7. Take the piece of the scarf the points down and glue it near the middle of the neck piece.
  8. Finish the Grinch by gluing the scarf to his neck.

Did you make this craft?

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Grinch Gingerbread Man Template

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Chad

Tuesday 12th of December 2023

I want to try this!

Sam

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Great! 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. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Michelle

Saturday 9th of December 2023

I am trying to get this download but can’t

Sam

Monday 11th of December 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Deanna

Monday 4th of December 2023

It wont send to me..why

Sam

Monday 4th of December 2023

Hi! My system is not showing that you entered your email address in the form to be redirected to the download page. Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Mackenzie

Monday 4th of December 2023

I have tried using two different emails and I get a screen that says it is on my way but I have never received the email. Is there something else I can try?

Sam

Monday 4th of December 2023

Hi! I checked my email system and it shows that you received the email with the link and clicked it. If you click that link again and scroll past the photos, you'll see the blue "download now" button that will open the PDF ◡̈

LAME

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

I am sure these are all nice and great, BUT YOU CANT ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD THEM FROM THE PAGE!!!!! THANKS FOR NOTHING YOU HACK

Sam

Monday 4th of December 2023

To get the template, 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. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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