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Making Paper Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men are delicious as cookies, but also a fun paper craft project to do with your children. This is a page about making paper gingerbread men.


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November 13, 2009

Have fun creating a giant gingerbread man to play with or use for decoration. This is my grandson with the one we created.

Approximate Time: 45 minutes



  1. Draw a large gingerbread man shape on your piece of cardboard. Cut it out.

  2. Paint the gingerbread man any way you choose.

  3. Glue on wiggle/google eyes, possibly a pom pom for a nose, if you didn't already paint one, and buttons for his shirt, and possibly for his mouth, if you didn't paint one.

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  5. Allow the paint and glue to dry and your supersize gingerbread man is ready for action!

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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December 5, 20060 found this helpful

Use brown paper grocery bags, or the piece of brown paper you often find rolled up after the gift wrap is gone to make these personal gingerbread people with faces that your child knows. These may be used for tree ornaments, package decorations, or card enclosures for relatives far away. Great teacher gift, too.


Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
Age: 4 and up
Cost: pennies



  1. Trace around cookie cutters onto brown paper.
  2. Cut out shapes.

  3. Carefully cut out faces from photos. (The more detailed the cut, the better the final project will look.)
  4. Glue faces onto gingerbread people.
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  6. Add buttons, beads, etc.
  7. Optional: attach yarn to edge of people to resemble frosting.
  8. Add details with crayons.
  9. Attach yarn hanger.

By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA

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