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Printable Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Christmas is a time for kids of all ages to get excited about the holiday.

Whether kids are looking forward to the presents, decorating their homes with Santas, or just eager to spend time with loved ones, this season has something for everyone!

One craft that kids can do this year is make this printable gingerbread man craft! You may have seen these adorable little guys in your local bakery or grocery store around Christmas time but now you can make them from paper at home too!

This activity will not only help kids practice fine motor skills but also gives kids an opportunity to use their creativity by coloring or painting the gingerbread man before cutting him out.

These cute little fellows are so much fun to put together and they look great on the fridge! Download our free template and make one (or lots) this Christmas season.

Also, be sure to look through all of our gingerbread man activities for kids for more ideas.

Build A Gingerbread Man

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • White cardstock or art paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Paint, crayons, or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Gingerbread man template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the gingerbread man template and print it out. If your child is using the color in version, let them paint or color it. Let it dry before moving on. Cut out all the pieces.

hand holding gingerbread man template

Create the gingerbread man by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head, just above the mouth.

hand gluing eye to printable gingerbread craft

Take the icing hair and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man’s head. Trim off any paper that hangs off the side.

hand gluing icing hair to printable gingerbread craft

Next, glue the overalls to the body of the gingerbread man.

hand gluing overalls to printable gingerbread craft

Position the buttons just below the straps on the overalls and glue them down.

hand gluing button to printable gingerbread craft

Place the bow on the side of the gingerbread man’s hair and glue it in place or make it a bowtie and glue it on the neck.

hand gluing bow to printable gingerbread craft

Finish off the gingerbread man by gluing the icing decorations near the end of the arms and legs.

hand gluing icing decoration to printable gingerbread craft

That’s it! Isn’t this a simple Christmas craft?!

hand holding printable gingerbread man craft

Christmas Unit For Kids

Don’t stop the Christmas fun here! Keep the kids occupied, learning, and having fun by creating a Christmas unit study for kids. Read all of our top ideas below!

Our first recommendation is to start by reading books to your kids or students. Reading is great for their development. It helps them both with their reading skills and it also can help build communication skills. Reading aloud to children encourages curiosity, imagination, and it improves their attention span! What a simple way to help your kids!

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 to do with your kids. It’s fun and helps them learn new skills like following directions, improving their patience and creativity too! Check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts:

Need a Christmas activity idea for preschoolers and kindergarteners? Our free printable Grinch worksheets will keep them entertained this winter while they work on letter recognition, handwriting skills, and more.

These printable Christmas pattern block mats are a great holiday activity for kids. They can help kids learn shapes, colors and work on fine motor skills all while having fun!

hand holding printable gingerbread man craft

What’s cuter than a little elf? These free printable elf coloring pages! Use them as an activity with the kids or have the kids give to grandparents and other loved ones this Christmas. Either way, they’re sure to do the trick of putting smiles on faces all day long.

Bring the magic of Christmas into your home with these Christmas I spy printables. They are a great way to work on memory, counting, and visual discrimination skills all at once!

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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

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Printable Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids

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

Transform a classic Christmas cookie into a fun activity with this printable gingerbread man craft for kids!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • White cardstock or art paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Paint, crayons, or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Gingerbread man template

Instructions

  1. Download the gingerbread man template and print it out. If your child is using the color in version, let them paint or color it. Let it dry before moving on. Cut out all the pieces.
  2. Create the gingerbread man by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head, just above the mouth.
  3. Take the icing hair and glue it to the top of the gingerbread man's head. Trim off any paper that hangs off the side.
  4. Next, glue the overalls to the body of the gingerbread man.
  5. Position the buttons just below the straps on the overalls and glue them down.
  6. Place the bow on the side of the gingerbread man's hair and glue it in place or make it a bowtie and glue it on the neck.
  7. Finish off the gingerbread man by gluing the icing decorations near the end of the arms and legs.

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