Perfect for festive crafts or fairytale activities our free gingerbread man template is perfect if you want to design your own gingerbread man.
With two different designs there’s loads of ways that you can use this PDF, all you need to do is grab it and you’re ready to try out some colouring or some easy gingerbread man crafts and of course we’ve got some ideas to share with you for simple activities you can do with your child.
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Free Gingerbread Man Template
Gingerbread men are a classic for all the year round, there’s The Gingerbread Man story, Christmas or arguably my kids favourites a quick trip to the bakers to pick up a snack.
Whatever is your inspiration for wanting to make some gingerbread man crafts we’ve got lots of inspiration for ways that you can use these templates with your child. They’re perfect for at home but of course they’re great to use in a preschool or classroom too.
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Gingerbread Man Craft Ideas
Colouring colouring is a great activity for kids and it’s one that’s really good for keeping the peace too just grab some brown markers and some bright colours too. For this the gingerbread man with features would be best.
Design your own gingerbread man the blank gingerbread man template would be perfect for getting kids to create their own design. You could go the traditional route and draw on buttons and maybe a tie or let your imagination go wild and create a new adventure for your gingerbread man how about becoming a pirate or astronaut?
Playdough mat use either mat and ‘colour in’ your gingerbread using brown playdough or use other colours to create his features. If you want to use this PDF as a playdough mat more than once then I’d recommend laminating it.
Draw in the background use this template as a drawing prompt and get your child to draw in the background of the picture. If you’re reading The Gingerbread Man then you could draw the little old lady and little old man or some animals in the background as he runs away from them or if you’re making this as a Christmas activity then draw a festive scene behind him. Another way to do this would be to paint or draw your scene onto a paper plate like I’ve done for this scarecrow craft and glue your gingerbread man onto it.
Torn paper grab some brown paper (scrap paper is great) and tear it into pieces. Cover your gingerbread man with glue and then stick the torn pieces of paper on to it.
Mosaic similar to the torn paper but use cut up pieces of paper instead, this would be a good way to practice scissor skills if you like.
Puppet you could make a gingerbread man puppet by printing this template onto cardstock and then either gluing on a stick or perhaps sticking it onto a paper bag upside down you you can pop your hand in.
More Gingerbread Man Printables
As they’re popular for so many things we’ve shared a few gingerbread men activities over the years, I love this gingerbread playdough which smells amazing and would be perfect if you want to try out the playdough may idea above. We’ve also got a couple of free gingerbread man printables which you can see below.
This gingerbread house colouring page is super cute and would be perfect for Christmas.
You can also check out our printable roll a gingerbread man game.
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