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Free Printable Gingerbread Man Templates & Coloring Pages

Download our free printable Gingerbread Man Template Printable Outlines and Gingerbread Man coloring pages.
The gingerbread man outlines come in three different sizes (small, medium, and large).
Let’s dive right in and get inspired by our free gingerbread man printables and craft ideas!

free printable gingerbread man templates

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Free Gingerbread Man Template Printables

Our gingerbread outlines come in small, medium, and large.

They are especially popular during the cold 4th season and Christmas. We use them for all kinds of Winter art and craft projects or Christmas decorations.

Below you can find several gingerbread man craft ideas for our templates. Do not forget to check them out!

You will see our free gingerbread man template printables can be used in many different ways. They are great for crafting at home, in a classroom, or in other group settings.

Gingerbread Man Cut Out Materials

But before we get started with all these fun gingerbread man craft template ideas, let’s have a look at what we will need for our gingerbread man craft projects.

Here is a list of supplies required for our templates of gingerbread men.

  • Free Printable Gingerbread Man Cutout Templates (found below)
  • Scissor
  • Paper
  • Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Water Colors
  • Glue
  • Pom Poms or Cotton Balls
  • Glitter and Sparkle

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

Gingerbread Man Template Instruction

Here is a short instruction for our gingerbread man templates you can use as a first step for most of our gingerbread man craft ideas below:

  1. Print our Gingerbread Man Template. Use white, colored, or thicker paper depending on your project idea.
  2. Cut them out.
  3. Decorate our gingerbread man template.

Tip: Depending on the age of your child it might be helpful to decorate them prior to cutting them out.

10 Easy Gingerbread Man Craft Template Ideas

It is always nice to get an idea of how to use our gingerbread man outlines or see other related activities. I hope the following gingerbread man craft ideas will inspire you. Therefore here are 10 Simple Gingerbread Man Craft Activities to keep you and your children entertained during winter:

  1. Gingerbread Man Coloring Pages
  2. Gingerbread Man Stencils
  3. 25 Fun Gingerbread Man Jokes
  4. The Gingerbread Man Fairy Tale Story Time
  5. DIY Gingerbread Man Card
  6. Gingerbread Man Garland
  7. Decorating Gingerbread Men
  8. DIY Gingerbread Man Ornaments
  9. Gingerbread Man Paper Bags
  10. Gingerbread Man Paper Roll Craft Project

1. Gingerbread Man Coloring Pages

The easiest way of using our templates is as simple gingerbread man coloring pages. Take our large gingerbread man outline printable and turn it into an easy gingerbread man coloring page.

The larger the picture of a gingerbread man, the easier smaller children can stay in the lines. In case you have older children just use the smaller gingerbread man printables to make it more challenging.

But if you are tired of just coloring the gingerbread man, you could also try one of these 25 Fun Painting Ideas for kids. Take a look at the full list and get inspired!

gingerbread man coloring pages

2. Gingerbread Man Stencils

Using our gingerbread man printouts as stencils is also an easy way to make an adorable gingerbread man winter craft. I recommend using the smaller or medium-sized gingerbread man outlines to repurpose them into gingerbread man stencils.

Our most loved painting technique for stencils is using an old toothbrush. With the help of watercolors, you can create beautiful gingerbread artwork.

You can find the full instructions and complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here. Enjoy!

free printable gingerbread man templates

3. 25. Fun Gingerbread Man Jokes

While crafting you can tell some funny gingerbread man jokes to your children. Here is a list of the 25 Best Gingerbread Man Jokes for Kids. Let me know if they like them!

4. The Gingerbread Man Fairy Tale Story Time

My children love the story of the gingerbread man. They want me to read it over and over again and actually all year round as well.

So why not cut out our gingerbread template printables and let them craft while reading or use them as show and tell for your story? Now you only have to find some printables for the animals and you are good to go!

Did you enjoy our gingerbread man craft templates? Then try our popular Candy Cane Templates, Penguin Printables, Reindeer Templates, Snow Globe Outlines, Mitten Craft, 12 Easy Elf on the Shelf Hacks, or Christmas Tree Art next.

5. DIY Gingerbread Man Template Card

Turn our blank gingerbread man into a fun 3D card. Use our medium gingerbread man to print for this fun winter project. In this post from RedTedArt you find the full instructions on how to turn your gingerbread person outline into a fun 3D card. Have a look here.

Oh and here are 50+ Christmas Card Messages for Kids to add to your card. Go check them out here.

gingerbread man card

The matching Gingerbread Man Quotes for your card can be found here.

6. Gingerbread Man Garland

You could also turn our gingerbread cut outs into a winter garland and decorate your classroom or house with it. It is a pretty simple gingerbread man craft.

First, you take our medium-sized printable gingerbread men cut outs and print them on brown paper. Then cut them out.

Next, let your children decorate them if they want to, then attach them to a string with tape and hang them up.

If you like to switch it up I even saw people printing out hearts and placing them between the gingerbread men.

7. Decorating Gingerbread Man Craft for Preschoolers

This is the perfect winter gingerbread man craft for preschoolers. Instead of decorating gingerbread cookies, you can let your students decorate their paper gingerbread men.

Give each student a large gingerbread printable and let them decorate them to their liking. It is a great fine motor activity the children will enjoy.

Before you start prepare for each table a set of craft supplies they can use. Including materials such as pom poms, buttons, googly eyes, torn paper pieces, markers and crayons, glue sticks, a scissor, and other things they can use.

8. DIY Gingerbread Man Template Ornaments

Gingerbread men ornaments can look pretty cute on your Christmas tree. Why not let your children use the medium-sized ginger men templates and cut and decorate them? Afterward, simply make a hole with a puncher at the top. Then attach a string so you can hang it up on your Christmas tree.

To switch things up you could also add a picture of your students as faces on each gingerbread man. Just make sure to use card stock paper for both variations to make your gingerbread man ornaments last longer and keep them as a keepsake over the years!

9. Gingerbread Man Paper Bags

Another option would be to turn paper bags into gingerbread man puppets. All you need for this gingerbread man idea is our medium printable, brown paper bags, a couple of craft supplies, and card stock paper.

First, you print the gingerbread man on brown or white card stock paper, then decorate or color them as you wish. The reason to use thicker card stock paper is that your puppet will last longer and not tear right away.

After you cut and decorate your ginger man attach them to your brown paper bag. Make sure you glue it on the right way so your bag opening is at the button.

10. Gingerbread Man Paper Roll Craft Project

There are other ways to craft a gingerbread man without our free printable. Here is just one way I like to show you real quick.

With the help of recycled paper rolls and card stock paper, you can create these wonderful gingerbread man decorations for your fireplace or windows. You can find the full instructions for this ginger man project here. Happy crafting!

gingerbread man craft
Photo Credit: Ourkidthings

You loved crafting with our easy gingerbread template printables but like to learn now how to draw a gingerbread man yourself? Then go check out this simple gingerbread man art tutorial with your kids next.

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Gingerbread Man FAQ’s

How did you like our gingerbread man templates?

In case you like to know more about gingerbread men and their tradition, go check out this FAQ section:

What Is a Gingerbread Man?

A gingerbread man is a cookie made of gingerbread shaped like a person. In America, they are most popular around Christmas. The flat cookies are cut out with a cooky cutter and can be frosted and decorated in various ways.

Gingerbread men were first attributed in the 16th century at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The men-shaped gingerbread cookies were made as a gift for important guests (source).

The Gingerbread Man Tale

“The Gingerbread Man” is an American fairy tale. The first version appeared in the May 1875 issue of St. Nicolas Magazine. It tells the story of a baked gingerbread man who ran away from the woman who baked him. He is chased by several characters in the book who like to eat him and a crafty fox finally eats him.

The story is known for the gingerbread man’s chant: “Run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” (source).

How to Bake a Gingerbread Man

To make a gingerbread man you will need ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, salt, butter, brown sugar, molasses, eggs, flour, and baking soda. After preparing the dough you roll it out flat and cut the gingerbread man with cookie cutters.

Then place them on baking sheets and bake them for 10 minutes. When the cookies are cooled down you can decorate them in many different ways.

As you can see making gingerbread men is not that hard. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions here in the link and you are good to go.

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