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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.

It’s just such a classic! In our house, we watch it every year!

If your family loves the Grinch just as much, 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 Grinch activities for kids for even more holiday inspiration.

Kids Grinch Craft

Grinch gingerbread man craft image collage with the words Grinch gingerbread man

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Yellow marker (optional; if you print eyes on white paper)
  • Grinch gingerbread template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding grinch gingerbread man craft template

Start 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

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 even intervals 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.

Finish the Grinch by gluing 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!

hand holding grinch gingerbread man craft

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

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

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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Crafting with kids is a great activity because it helps them develop patience and focus. It also helps them learn about following directions and provides a lot of opportunities for working on fine motor skills! Add in some more projects with some of our favorites:

Kids will love these Christmas pattern block mats. It’s 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.

grinch gingerbread man craft

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!

The holidays are coming and there’s no better time to get the kids in on the fun with this Christmas playdough kit. This sensory activity will help develop their tactile skills while they enjoy the creative exploratory play.

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!

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

hand holding grinch gingerbread man craft

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.

Grinch Christmas Template

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