These cute gingerbread kids are a fun craft to do around Christmas. You can incorporate this craft into a gingerbread man theme in the classroom. They are easy to make and look so cute when finished.
You can print out our gingerbread template for your convenience. And with only a few items on the craft table you are ready to go.
To Decorate Your Gingerbread Kids You Will Need;
- Brown/Cream Card Stock
- Shiny Gems/Sequins
- Small Bows
- Googly Eyes
You can pretty much use anything you have that’s in your craft drawers. A lot of our craft items were adhesive but its good to have glue at hand too.
Start off by drawing around your gingerbread template. Smaller children may need help with this part. Or you may choose to cut your templates out if you are doing them with your class pupils.
If the kids are drawing round their template, have them now cut out their gingerbread kids.
Cutting them out can be a bit tricky for children just practising with scissors.
Then it’s time to decorate your gingerbread kids. We had some scissors at hand so that we could cut pieces of ribbon. Googly eyes can be used or if your kids prefer they can use markers to draw their eyes on. Or you can use buttons. Whatever you have handy.
We used yarn/wool for the gingerbread kids. But you can use anything that you have. Or again you can use markers.
Once the face is done, all that’s left is to decorate the gingerbread characters. For instance, adding some ribbon to the arms and legs makes your character look like they are iced. We also added buttons and some small bows. Some gingerbread characters were boys and some were girls. The bows came in handy for either.
Most of our craft items were adhesive but we did use white school glue to stick our ribbon. Our gingerbread characters turned out so cute and they were all different. This craft doesn’t take very long to do for any kids that find it difficult doing these activities.
And there you have it! Cute little gingerbread Kids. ❤️
You can download our Gingerbread Man Template for FREE Here!
Here are some great books about gingerbread characters. The classic will always be a winner. And you can also get hold of some newer versions that are cute for little ones.
Other Gingerbread Activities
If you are doing this craft throughout the year and are looking for some more gingerbread ideas. How about some of these suggestions to integrate into your daily activities;
- Gingerbread Play Dough– There are play dough recipes that you can do with your kids that are edible and safe for little ones. Personally I prefer to not have my kids eat play dough especially when they have had their hands in it and all over the table! Yuck 🤢 But that is just me lol! Here is a great gingerbread play dough recipe that is easy to do and safe for littles.https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/676806650259718378/
- Baking Gingerbread Men– We made some of our own gingerbread men and they were a hit! And let’s face it everyone loves a cookie. 🤗https://crafty-mummy.com/gingerbread-cookies/
- Roll A Gingerbread Man– Here is cute little rainy day activity using the gingerbread theme. https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/27443878965606889/
- Lacing Gingerbread– Cut out some foam using your gingerbread template. The kids can thread through using ribbon or shoe laces.
- Gingerbread Math– Use our gingerbread math worksheets to encourage fun learning.
- Gingerbread Story Prompts– Also a great way to incorporate your gingerbread theme into school time.