Looking for a free printable gingerbread house craft template? I’m absolutely in love with these cute designs which are going to be absolutely perfect for creating some easy Christmas activities with your child.
You can use them for coloring (because these are going to make super cute gingerbread house coloring sheets) but we’ve also got loads of ideas of gingerbread house crafts that you can try out.
Plus there’s four designs that you can download so there’s bound to be one that’s just right no matter what idea you have in mind.
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Gingerbread House Craft Template
I think that crafting with your kids is a great way to get into the holiday spirit together and you don’t have to spend tons of money in order to make some special memories, just pop the Christmas songs on, open those Christmas chocolates and get started!
This is also a really good printable to use in preschool or school classrooms, not only do you have four templates to choose from with different degrees of detail but you can also print as many copies as you like.
These are the designs that you’ll find in the PDF pack:
- A basic house outline with an outline of a tree / lollypop stick and an outline of a gingerbread man.
- A basic outline of a gingerbread house with snow and candy canes.
- A more detailed gingerbread house design with more sweets added to it.
- A detailed gingerbread house design with a more detailed gingerbread man standing in front of it.
3D Printable Gingerbread House Craft
If you like this design but ideally you’d like to try making a 3D house then check out our free printable gingerbread house craft.
There are two different designs so you can color and make one like this covered in candy and lollipops or use out blank template to add your own designs to.
What Should I Print My Template On?
If you’re using this as a coloring sheet then plain printer paper is going to be your best bet but if you choose a craft that is going to use a lot of paint or glue then I’d recommend opting for white cardstock instead as this stops it getting quite so saturated with liquid.
Want to use this as a playdough mat? Either pop this into a clear plastic wallet or laminate it so that it can be used again.
How To Decorate Your Gingerbread House Paper Craft
Print out your favorite template and you’re ready to start coloring! All you need to add is some markers, crayons or coloring pencils for this super easy activity that’s normally super popular with kids too.
Mosaics are a great way to practice using scissors and a good way to use up any scrap paper that you have lying around as well as card stock, thin cardboard and paper bags.
If your kids have brought home any kind of Christmas catalogues (and mine can’t get through December without grabbing a couple) then look through this for items that you can cut out.
Sweets are obviously perfect and you could cut out round shapes for jelly tots but look out for pictures of Christmas trees or ornaments that you could add too, this is a fun one for putting your own spin on it and using a bit of creativity.
I always seem to pick up Christmas stickers each year and then wonder what on earth I’m going to do with them!
Color in one of the plainer gingerbread houses and then use Christmas stickers to decorate it.
In the past we’ve used candy canes, snowflakes and even Nutcracker dolls, all of which would be a great addition as well as stickers being a good way to help support fine motor skills as well.
Play Dough Mat
Pop your template into a clear plastic wallet or self laminating pouch and then decorate your house using playdough.
If your home is one that mixes all the playdoh colors together normally (and mine is) then this is a good way to finally get some use out of all that brown play dough!
Of course you can use white for some snow and red, green, blue and yellow for all your other sweets too.
More Christmas Templates for Kids Crafts
There are loads of fun Christmas crafts that you can make using our printable templates and as these are free it means they won’t cost you a ton to make either!
With each template you’ll find lots of ideas for things that you can create using them but I’m sure that once you get started you’ll come up with lots of fun ideas too.
This gingerbread man template is obviously a great template to download alongside our gingerbread house one. You’ll find two different designs are available for this one.
Our Santa template is obviously perfect for Christmas crafts. How will you create his beard? We love trying out cotton balls or using it with some play dough.
Our nativity template has four different designs that you can download and is great for coloring, painting and nativity crafts.
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