Gingerbread Man Craft For Kids!

Here’s a gingerbread man craft for National Cookie Day!

This fun and easy-to-make craft activity is sure to be a hit with preschool and kindergarten children.  And, it’s just perfect for a Food or National Cookie Day theme unit at home or in the classroom!

The Gingerbread Man written by Catherine McCafferty is a wonderful book to read to children for National Cookie Day. And there are so many great activities to go along with the book, like this paper plate gingerbread man craft and song for kids.

While the kids are making their craft activity, play Pat A Cake song for kids in the background.

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Pat a Cake song for kids is a nice complement to this super fun gingerbread man craft for kids!

So, what are you waiting for?  Let’s make a gingerbread man craft with the kids!

Craft supplies you will need:

  • Paper plates (large and small)
  • Brown construction paper
  • Brown paint
  • Googly eyes
  • White show lace cut in pieces
  • Glue
  • Pompoms
  • Cotton ball
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors

Craft instructions:

Have the children paint a paper plate brown.  This will be the Gingerbread Man’s body.

Let dry.

Next,  have the children draw and cut out 2 rounded arms and 2 round legs from a sheet of brown construction paper.

Then, have the children draw and cut out a small round circle from the brown construction paper.  This will be the Gingerbread Man’s head.

After that, have the children tape the Gingerbread Man’s arms, legs and head to the back of the paper plate.

With glue, have the children make squiggly lines on the Gingerbread Man’s head, feet and arms, and then press string on top of the glue.

Using the glue again, have the children make a smile on the Gingerbread Man’s face and then press string on top of the glue.

Once done, have the children glue a cotton ball for the nose and googly eyes.

Lastly, have the children glue on pompoms for buttons on the Gingerbread Man’s body.

And, voila, the children have now made a paper plate gingerbread Man craft!  

What a simple and entertaining National Cookie Day craft activity for preschool and kindergarten children. 

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