Whether you’re trying your hands at some holiday inspired craft activities with your little one, or have just have a toddler who loves the gingerbread man, this fun filled activity is a must try.
Keep reading to discover all you need to try this gingerbread man craft yourself, along with step by step instructions to make sure you and your little one nail it.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started shall we?
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What You Need To Make This Gingerbread Craft
The beauty of this super fun kids activity is that you need just a few supplies to give it a try- and you probably already have all of these at home right now!
How To Make A Paper Gingerbread Man
Download and print out the template. You may print the template onto the suggested colors of paper or use the template as a stencil and trace onto paper.
You can even print onto white paper and color the template in!
Cut the template out. Assemble the craft and secure with glue.
Cut 2 inch wide strips of paper. Create an accordion fold in the paper going back and forth long ways.
Glue the accordion arms and legs onto your assembled character.
Your craft is finished! These would make amazing bulletin board crafts. Just picture all of the cute characters hanging around together! Have fun with these. Customize them with colors you’d like. The possibilities are limitless!
And of course, as promised, here’s the quick link to download the gingerbread man template, so you can get started.
Download Your Free Gingerbread Man Template Here!
Loved this fun activity? Can’t wait to try more with your little one? Keep scrolling down, because I’ve added quick links to many other such fun and easy activities for your toddler, along with some cool tips and tricks to take it all up a notch and make it an educative experience for him as well.
Tips & Tricks
Gingerbread is a universal favorite, so whether or not you’ve been making them at home, they can be a fun concept to introduce to your little one, even more so when it is Christmas and you’re trying to get him familiar with the different concepts around the holiday.
Here are some additional links to some more gingerbread man crafts and activities for toddlers, which can keep your little one busy and happy for some time. Most of these, just like this one, need very little time and effort on your part- so you just can’t go wrong with them!
- Gingerbread Man Activity Sheets
- Gingerbread Man Craft for Younger Kids
- How to Make Gingerbread House Without Food
- Gingerbread House Ornament
- 21 Easy & Simple Paper Bag Crafts
You can team these activities up with some good holiday themed books or gingerbread man stories to make the entire experience more enjoyable and at the same time, educative too.
And of course, if you’re whipping up some homemade gingerbread treats, there’s nothing better than including your little one in the process too!
For more fun and easy Christmas paper crafts here on Craft Play Learn, check out the following:
- Paper Rudolf Craft
- Paper Penguin Craft
- Accordion Snowman Paper Craft
- Gingerbread Girl Craft
- Polar Bear Paper Craft
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.