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Gingerbread Man Craft

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Last week, when I shared this snowman craft I told you it was part of a Christmas craft series. So, here I am back with a gingerbread man craft. It’s easy, fun and made with just paper. We love paper crafts because they help kids with eye hand coordination while scissors cutting the patterns and also they are affordable crafts. That’s why we have created a bunch of paper crafts lately.

Gingerbread man craft for kids

We made gingerbread houses last year, but this is our first gingerbread man craft and I have a feeling it’s not the last one to make this year. If you check out our Christmas crafts, you will find though several Santa, elves, Christmas trees and Grinch.

Christmas gingerbread man craft

Our gingerbread man has a big smile, rosy cheeks and two big yellow buttons. It is made with paper and this makes it a great craft for preschoolers and kindergartners to practice their scissors cutting skills.

Gingerbread man craft

Gingerbread man craft preschool


Gingerbread man craft for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids

HOW TO MAKE A gingerbread man CRAFT

The gingerbread man template comes with two versions:

1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

Gingerbread man Christmas craft


Start by gluing the hair on top of the head.

head and hair

Glue the eyes under the hair.


Use a black marker to draw a smile and glue the cheeks at each end of the smile.


Glue the head and the body together.

head and body

Glue the decorations onto the arms.

arms with decorations

Glue the arms on the body, one arm on each side of the body.

gingerbread man

Glue the buttons in the middle of the body.


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