We are totally ready for the festive season and this cute build a gingerbread man craft is the perfect way to do a fun Christmas activity with your child while also practicing their scissor skills.
Of course while this printable download is great for the holiday season you can of course use it at any time of the year.
Leave out the Santa hat and candy cane and it’s a great craft to make alongside reading the classic The Gingerbread Man story.
So run, run, as fast as you can to grab this craft and get your free printable now!
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Build a Gingerbread Man Craft
Making gingerbread men is a tradition in our home every Christmas so alongside this craft it made sense to include a gingerbread man recipe.
It’s a really easy way to do some baking with your children and a fun way to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
Our gingerbread man comes with several items that you can color, cut and paste to make your craft.
As well as the gingerbread man’s body you’ll also find buttons, a bow tie, icing cuffs, a candy cane and a cute Santa hat to make it even more festive.
Just choose the items that you want to use or you can use them all like I have.
More Gingerbread Man Activities
I always think that you can’t have too many ideas ready when it comes to the festive season, I know that my kids will always decide to do something last minute so it’s good to have something in place that I know we can do.
If you want more gingerbread man ideas then we’ve got loads to help you out!
Why not check out our gingerbread playdough recipe for some sensory play, our free gingerbread man printable template that’s perfect for easy crafts or our free gingerbread house template that’s great for coloring.
Gingerbread Man Craft Materials
- Gingerbread man craft PDF printed onto white paper or cardstock
- Coloring materials – crayons, markers or coloring pencils
- Black marker pen
Cut and Paste Gingerbread Man Craft
Start by printing your gingerbread man template onto white printer paper or cardstock.
I’ve used plain paper for my craft but if you’d like yours to be a little more sturdy – if you want to keep this as a keepsake or use it as a Christmas ornament then I’d recommend printing onto cardstock instead although this can make it slightly harder to cut.
Color in your gingerbread man using crayons, coloring pencils or colored markers.
As well as the gingerbread man’s body there’s also buttons, a bow tie and cuffs to color in and if you want to make this as a Christmas craft you’ll also find a candy cane and a Santa hat.
Using a black marker pen draw on the details of your gingerbread man’s face.
Cut all of the pieces out and then glue the gingerbread man’s accessories onto their body. You can use either of the Santa hat and candy cane, both or neither depending on how you want your gingerbread man to look.
If you’d like to try out our gingerbread man recipe then make sure you cut that out too so that you don’t lose it.
Want to make a gingerbread woman instead? My daughter is exactly the same (and more representation is always a good thing!) To get your gingerbread person to look more like a gingerbread girl glue the bow on top of her head instead.
If you would like to use this as an ornament just tape a loop of ribbon or yarn onto the back of your gingerbread man so that you can hang them on your Christmas tree.
You could also use these to make a gingerbread man puppet craft by sticking your finished craft onto the front of a brown paper bag for your child to play with.
More Free Christmas Printables
I love sharing free printables and the holiday season is no exception to that, we have tons of free Christmas printables to share with you!
As a mom I’m very aware of how expensive this time of year can get so I love being able to share some things that you can do at home, in a classroom or preschool without having to spend a ton of money.
With just some glue, scissors and coloring pencils there’s loads of cute and fun Christmas crafts that you can make together!
These are just a few of my current favorites so make sure you take a look through all our ideas to fill your festive season with fun.
Our cut and paste crafts are a real favorite of mine right now and this build an angel craft is perfect for Christmas and nativity activities.
There’s also a little loop with it so you can use it as a Christmas tree topper if you like.
Making Christmas cards is a classic activity during December and this printable Christmas card for kids to color makes it really easy for you.
If you fancy a change from holiday crafts and want to get outdoors then this Christmas scavenger hunt is a great excuse on those cold winter days or you can use it to find festive items as you look through a Christmas book together.
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Gingerbread Man Craft
- Glue or double sided tape
- Coloring materials markers, crayons or coloring pencils
- Build a gingerbread man PDF printed onto paper or cardstock
- Print your template out onto paper or cardstock.
- Color in all the parts of the craft printable and draw eyes and a mouth on for your gingerbread man.
- Cut out the separate parts of the craft using scissors.
- To make a gingerbread man from The Gingerbread Man story, glue the buttons, bow tie and icing cuffs onto your gingerbread man's body.
- To turn this into a Christmas craft you can also glue on the Santa hat and candy cane.