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Paper Plate Gingerbread Man Craft

It’s Christmastime and we’re so excited for all the extra time together as a family!

Build some great memories with the kids when you make this paper plate gingerbread man craft.

We love Christmas crafts for kids and this one may be one of our easiest ones to make!

You can let the kids paint, cut and glue their own gingerbread boy or girl craft or use a brown party plate to skip the painting part.

This craft is ideal for preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarten aged children at home (or in the classroom).

Make sure you download the free template by entering your email in the form at the end of this page. It will make it super simple to create your own gingerbread man!

Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids

gingerbread man paper plate craft image collage with the words paper plate gingerbread man in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Brown paint
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Gingerbread template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the link)

Directions

Download the gingerbread template, print, and cut out the pieces you need to make the craft.

hands holding paper plate gingerbread man template

Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. If you want to skip this step, use brown party plates instead.

hands painting paper plate brown

Place the icing hair at the top of the paper plate and glue into place. Make sure you use enough glue on the ridges to make it stick.

hands gluing icing hair to girl paper plate gingerbread craft

Glue the eyes just beneath the hair, then take the cheeks and glue below the eyes on both sides.

hands gluing bow to eyes paper plate gingerbread craft
hands gluing cheeks to girl paper plate gingerbread craft

To make a boy gingerbread, glue the bow tie at the bottom of the paper plate. To make a girl gingerbread, glue the bow on her hair.

hands gluing bow to girl paper plate gingerbread craft

Draw a smile between the two cheeks with the black marker.

hands drawing smile onto paper plate gingerbread girl craft

That’s it!

It’s a simple Christmas craft that’s great for young children to make!

girl and boy gingerbread man crafts

Christmas Ideas For Kids

Do you want a whole bunch of fun Christmas ideas for kids? Kind of like a week-long Christmas camp to do with the kids at home?

We’re sharing some of our favorite Christmas crafts, activities, printables and more! Do a few of these ideas or all of them for festive and easy fun!

If you want some educational Christmas activities for kids, try these Christmas pattern block mats or these Christmas color by number printables. They’ll help kids with fine motor skills, shape recognition, number recognition, and more!

These Christmas coloring page bookmarks are fun to color in and use with young readers! Toddlers, preschool, and kindergarteners will love playing this Christmas matching game.

Want a Christmas keepsake you can keep for years to come? Make these salt dough handprint Christmas ornaments! They’re so cute!

If you, like us, love crafts, plan out more time for Christmas crafts.

Some of our top readers’ favorites are this Buddy the Elf craft, this handprint reindeer craft, and this Grinch headband craft.

We know your kiddos will have a blast doing any of these Christmas activities!

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Gingerbread Man Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Spend some time this Christmas season making this cute and easy gingerbread man paper plate craft!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Brown paint
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Gingerbread template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the link)

Instructions

  1. Download the gingerbread template, print, and cut out the pieces you need to make the craft.
  2. Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. If you want to skip this step, use brown party plates instead.
  3. Place the icing hair at the top of the paper plate and glue into place. Make sure you use enough glue on the ridges to make it stick.
  4. To make a boy gingerbread, glue the bow tie at the bottom of the paper plate. To make a girl gingerbread, glue the bow on her hair.
  5. Glue the eyes just beneath the hair, then take the cheeks and glue below the eyes on both sides.
  6. Draw a smile between the two cheeks with the black marker.

Free Gingerbread Man Template

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Dominica

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Awesome!

Sam T

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Thanks!

Melissa Tomlinson

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Can't wait for the template!

Sam T

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Hope you guys have fun!

Siret Siitam

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Hello, Wonderful , simple idea.

Sam T

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Thanks!

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