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.
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.
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 template
- Cardstock paper: white, brown, pink and yellow
- Black marker
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.
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING
Start by gluing the hair on top of the head.
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.
Glue the decorations onto the arms.
Glue the arms on the body, one arm on each side of the body.
Glue the buttons in the middle of the body.