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Mermaid Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s that time of year again: Christmas is coming! And kids are busy getting ready.

They’re making lists and checking them twice, they’re hanging stockings by the chimney with care, and they’re dreaming about what gifts might be waiting underneath the tree when they wake up on the morning of December 25th.

One thing kids love to do at Christmastime is make crafts.

Our mermaid gingerbread man craft for kids will keep your little ones occupied while helping them with necessary skills.

This activity is all about disguising a gingerbread man as an underwater creature!

Print the template, cut out the pieces, and glue together your creation. This is a creative disguise a gingerbread man craft that your little kiddos are going to love!

Make it at home or at school this Christmas season! Merry Christmas!

Also, be sure to browse through all of our disguise a gingerbread man project ideas for more inspiration.

Gingerbread Mermaid Craft

mermaid gingerbread man craft image collage with the words mermaid gingerbread girl

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White gel marker or whiteout pen (optional)
  • Mermaid template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding mermaid gingerbread man craft template

Place the eyes on either side of the eyes, just above the smile.

hand gluing eye onto mermaid gingerbread man craft

Next, glue the seashells in the chest area of the gingerbread body.

hand gluing seashell onto mermaid gingerbread man craft

Position the bangs on top of the head and glue them in place.

hand gluing bangs onto mermaid gingerbread man craft

Take the hair and glue it to the back of the mermaid’s head.

hand gluing hair onto mermaid gingerbread man craft

Place the mermaid tail slightly below the seashells and glue it in place.

hand gluing tail onto mermaid gingerbread man craft

Finish the mermaid by drawing icing decorations on the ends of the arm and a belly button above the mermaid tail.

hand drawing icing decorations on mermaid gingerbread man craft

Isn’t this a cute and fun Christmas craft?!

hand holding mermaid gingerbread man craft

Christmas Ideas For Kids

Let the fun festivities continue by creating a whole week-long unit of Christmas activities! We’ve got learning ideas, games, crafts, and more to get you started.

The first thing on our list is books. Reading to your kids is not only a simple way to spend time together, but it’s also great for their development. It can help them learn to focus, increase their vocabulary, and help them develop a love of reading.

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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We also love all sorts of kids’ crafts! Having your kids do crafts is a hands-on way to help them work on cutting, following directions, and increase focus.

Below are some of our favorite Christmas craft ideas:

Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Man Craft – This winter, create a fun disguise with this Mickey Mouse gingerbread man craft. This is the perfect Disney activity to get your kids in the holiday spirit!

Free Printable Buddy The Elf Craft – Kids love to dress up, so why not give them the opportunity to turn into their favorite Christmas elf? This craft is easy and fun! All you need are some supplies that can be found in your house. It will take less than half an hour to complete this project!

Santa Paper Plate Craft – Have a blast making this easy paper plate craft with your kids. They’ll love the fun of watching Santa go up and down the chimney! This is an excellent activity for Christmas time or anytime you’re looking to keep the little ones engaged.

Handprint Reindeer Craft – Make this cute handprint reindeer craft with your kids. Your little ones will love creating it and you’ll enjoy the keepsake that you can treasure forever.

hand holding mermaid gingerbread man craft

Kids will love these holiday-themed elf worksheets. They’ll have fun practicing their handwriting and letter recognition while also having a blast cutting out the shapes! Make sure to download your copy of this freebie so you can get started today!

These Christmas do a dot printables are perfect for any little ones in your life. They’re no-prep and offer hours of fun! We love that they promote learning letter recognition, patterns, and fine motor skills all while being festive.

It’s the most wonderful time of year, and kids are always asking to play games. This roll a reindeer game is fun for Christmas! It helps with fine motor skills (aka hand muscles), taking turns, counting, and more.

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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hand holding mermaid gingerbread man craft

Mermaid Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids

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

Kids will love getting creative with this fun mermaid gingerbread man craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White gel marker or whiteout pen (optional)
  • Mermaid template

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Place the eyes on either side of the eyes, just above the smile.
  3. Next, glue the seashells in the chest area of the gingerbread body.
  4. Position the bangs on top of the head and glue them in place.
  5. Take the hair and glue it to the back of the mermaid's head.
  6. Place the mermaid tail slightly below the seashells and glue it in place.
  7. Finish the mermaid by drawing icing decorations on the ends of the arm and a belly button above the mermaid tail.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Mermaid Gingerbread Template

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Vickie

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Thank you for making this available and sharing

Sam

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

You're welcome! Glad you can use it!

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