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Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft

It’s starting to feel like Christmas around here, and we’re taking full advantage of the upcoming holiday with some super cute crafts like this Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft! We had so much fun putting this together. It’s such a cute Christmas craft for kids.

Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft

The main body of our gingerbread man craft is a paper bag. It makes the perfect base. Then, use our Free Printable Gingerbread Man Template for the other pieces. Those pieces consist of a circle for the head, two arms, and two legs.

Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft

As with the gingerbread cookies, though, the best part is the decorating. We used a white chalk marker as well as circles of red and green as buttons to dress up our gingerbread man. Finish him off with some pink rosy cheeks and he’s ready for Christmas.

Christmas Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Craft

For our gingerbread man craft, you’ll need to print our gingerbread man template.

Paper Bag Gingerbread Man

Then, gather a brown paper lunch bag, a ⅝” circle paper punch, white chalk marker, black sharpie, scissors, and a glue stick. You’ll also need cardstock in brown, black, pink, red, and green.

Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft Supplies Needed

Gingerbread Man Craft Step by Step Directions

Begin by printing the gingerbread man template on brown cardstock.

Cut template pieces from brown cardstock.

Cut out the pieces.

Cut body of bag in half.

Now, cut the main body of a paper bag in half.

Glue circle to flap of bag.

Glue the circle to the flap of the bag.

Glue arms to the sides of the bag.

Glue the arms in place at the sides of the bag.

Glue legs at bottom of bag.

Then, glue the legs in place at the bottom of the bag.

Punch circles of red, green, pink, and black.

Next, with a ⅝” circle paper punch, punch 2 circles each of pink, black, red, and green.

Add two black circles for eyes.

Add the black circles for the eyes.

Draw a smile with a black sharpie and add pink cheeks.

Draw a mouth with a black sharpie and add the two pink circles for cheeks.

Add red and green circles for button down the front.

Glue the red and green circles for buttons down the front of the gingerbread man.

Use white chalk marker to add gingerbread detail.

Finally, use a white chalk marker to draw gingerbread details across the gingerbread man’s limbs.

Add gingerbread detail to head.

Draw the details on the top of his head, too, to complete this adorable Christmas gingerbread man craft.

Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft

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More Gingerbread Man Craft for Kids

Be sure to check out more of our fun gingerbread man crafts, too, like our Cardboard Roll Gingerbread Man Craft, Cardboard Roll Gingerbread House Craft, and our Folded Paper Gingerbread House Craft. There are lots more great ideas, too, so be sure to check out our many fun Christmas crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft

Paper Bag Gingerbread Man Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

A fun gingerbread kids craft for Christmas made with a paper bag

Materials

  • Gingerbread Man Template
  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • Cardstock - brown, black, pink, red, green
  • ⅝” circle paper punch
  • White chalk marker
  • Black sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Begin by printing the gingerbread man template on brown cardstock.
  2. Cut out the pieces.
  3. Now, cut the main body of a paper bag in half.
  4. Glue the circle to the flap of the bag.
  5. Glue the arms in place at the sides of the bag.
  6. Then, glue the legs in place at the bottom of the bag.
  7. Next, with a ⅝” circle paper punch, punch 2 circles each of pink, black, red, and green.
  8. Add the black circles for the eyes.
  9. Draw a mouth with a black sharpie and add the two pink circles for cheeks.
  10. Glue the red and green circles for buttons down the front of the gingerbread man.
  11. Finally, use a white chalk marker to draw gingerbread details across the gingerbread man’s limbs.
  12. Draw the details on the top of his head, too, to complete this adorable Christmas gingerbread man craft.

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