Paper Gingerbread Craft

Around Christmas time we like to read the Gingerbread Man books. Today I have a fun Paper Gingerbread craft to go along with a gingerbread man theme!  Before we begin, here are a few of our favorite Gingerbread Man books.

The Gingerbread Man (Easy-To-Read Folktales)The Gingerbread Man (Easy-To-Read Folktales)The Gingerbread Man Loose at ChristmasThe Gingerbread Man Loose at ChristmasThe Gingerbread Man Loose in the SchoolThe Gingerbread Man Loose in the SchoolThe Gingerbread Man Loose at The ZooThe Gingerbread Man Loose at The Zoo

Paper Gingerbread Craft

What you will need:

  • Thin cardboard or brown card stock
  • Green card stock
  • Large Christmas cookie cutters (gingerbread man and Christmas tree)
  • White, red, and green Puffy paint
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue

Cute, easy and fun paper gingerbread craft that you can make after reading a Gingerbread man book. Great craft for preschool or kindergarten.

Directions:

  1. Trace the outside of your cookie cutters onto your brown card stock (for your cookies) and use your scissors to cut your shapes out
    Cute, easy and fun paper gingerbread craft that you can make after reading a Gingerbread man book. Great craft for preschool or kindergarten.
  2. Trace the outside of your Christmas tree cookie cutters onto your green paper (for frosting) and use your scissors to cut your shapes out, and leave your gingerbread man as is
    Cute, easy and fun paper gingerbread craft that you can make after reading a Gingerbread man book. Great craft for preschool or kindergarten.
  3. Trim the edges of your “frosting” paper so that it is slightly smaller than your brown paper
    Cute, easy and fun paper gingerbread craft that you can make after reading a Gingerbread man book. Great craft for preschool or kindergarten.
  4. Glue your “frosting” paper onto your “cookie” paper
    Cute, easy and fun paper gingerbread craft that you can make after reading a Gingerbread man book. Great craft for preschool or kindergarten.
  5. Now use your Puffy paint to decorate your “cookies” and let them dry over night, especially if your kids used a lot of paint

*try this with other shapes, using white “frosting” for a snowman or yellow “frosting” for a star

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