Gingerbread man Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Gingerbread Man Template and make this Christmas craft for preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Paper Crafts for kids on CraftingJeannie.com!

Gingerbread Man Craft by Crafting Jeannie

Check out this Easy Gingerbread man craft! This is such a quick and enjoyable craft for little ones. Get the Free Gingerbread Man Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Do you want more Christmas fun? These Printable Christmas Worksheets are awesome! They include 15 Christmas Themed Preschool Worksheets!

Make this Christmas Gingerbread man craft for Toddlers while reading these Fun Books:

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your gingerbread craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Watch the Gingerbread Man Craft Video for step-by-step instructions on how to make this Christmas kids craft.

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth I had the first documented gingerbread men? She had cookies shaped like important guests. Learn more about the gingerbread man on Wikipedia.com

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Gingerbread Man Template

Download the Free Gingerbread Man Template. You will be stapling the printed PDF to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.

Gingerbread man Template by Crafting Jeannie
The Gingerbread Man Template has everything you need to make this Preschool Christmas Craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Paper Gingerbread Man Shapes

Gingerbread man template for Crafting Jeannie
Print the Gingerbread Template and staple the pieces to multiple sheets of paper before cutting

Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need. You can choose to make large gingerbread men or smaller ones.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know that you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble this Kids Christmas Craft

Preschool Gingerbread Man Craft by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a finished craft so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Glue the white paper icing onto your gingerbread man’s arms and legs.
  2. Glue on the gingerbread man’s eyes and cheeks.
  3. Use a marker to draw on the mouth.
  4. Add buttons and extra decorations to your gingerbread man.
  5. Finally, you can add a hairbow or bowtie to your gingerbread man. Draw on extra details and add stickers if you like.
  6. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
gluing white paper icing onto the preschool gingerbread craft

Step 1: Glue the white paper icing onto your gingerbread man’s arms and legs.

gluing the face onto the gingerbread craft

Step 2: Glue on the gingerbread man’s eyes and cheeks.

drawing a smile on the gingerbread craft

Step 3: Use a marker to draw on the mouth.

gluing decorations onto the gingerbread craft

Step 4: Add buttons and extra decorations to your gingerbread man.

preschool gingerbread craft completed

Step 5: Finally, you can add a hairbow or bowtie to your gingerbread man. Draw on extra details and add stickers if you like. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished with your Preschool Gingerbread Man Craft!

This is a great Holiday craft for preschoolers or a craft to make just for fun. And, it’s the perfect Gingerbread Craft for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.

More Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Christmas Crafts for Kids.

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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