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Paper Plate Gingerbread Man Craft [Free Template]

It’s Christmastime and we’re so excited about 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!

Also, check out all of our gingerbread man activities for more Christmas ideas!

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 with 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 it 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 them 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!

Christmas Children’s Books

Christmas is a magical time of year, and there is no better way to capture the spirit of the season than by reading Christmas books with your children. In addition to being a fun way to spend some quality family time, reading Christmas books with your kids is also a great way to encourage their love of reading.

Below are some fun Christmas books

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

One of the best ways to get into the holiday mood is to make Christmas crafts with your kids. Not only is it a fun way to spend some quality time together, but it also helps to boost your child’s creativity and imagination. Plus, it’s a great way to get them excited about the holidays. Try out some of our most popular ideas!

Snowman Gingerbread Man Disguise Craft – With this easy paper craft, you can disguise the gingerbread man as a snowman to keep him from being eaten! Simply print out the template, cut out the pieces, and glue them together. Now he’s ready to fool anyone who tries to take a bite out of him!

Paper Plate Grinch – If you are looking for a holiday craft that is both fun and easy to make, then look no further than the paper plate Grinch. This project is perfect for kids of all ages and can be completed in just a few simple steps.

Christmas crafts image collage

Handprint Reindeer Card – This holiday season, bring some extra cheer to your loved ones by sending them a homemade card featuring a reindeer! This craft is easy and fun for kids of all ages, and best of all, there’s no messy paint involved.

Santa Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This Santa puppet is the perfect craft for pretend play! Just add a jolly voice and he comes to life. The kids will love creating him and they can even put on a little puppet show! Crafting doesn’t get any more festive than this!

Christmas Kids’ Activities

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.

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

Christmas Fun

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

boy paper plate gingerbread craft

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.

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Free Gingerbread Man Template

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Hilary

Friday 2nd of December 2022

excited to do in my class.

Savannah Lillywhite

Friday 2nd of December 2022

Love it!

Sam

Friday 2nd of December 2022

Thanks so much!

Loretta

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Please send gingerbread plate template

Sam

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

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.

Andrea

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Fun craft!

Sam

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Thank you!

Callie Wallace

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Thanks!

Sam

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

You're welcome!

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