Free Printable Gingerbread Boy Paper Craft

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This free printable gingerbread boy paper craft is so cute for winter and the holidays! The paper gingerbread boy is easy to make with the printable template and construction paper.

This bright colorful craft combines cutting and folding skills and is a fun activity for all ages.

Read on to find out how to make this adorable gingerbread boy craft!

Gingerbread Boy Paper Craft

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Printable Gingerbread Boy Craft

When the weather outside is frightful and you need a project to keep the kids from complaining they are bored, break out this awesome gingerbread boy craft for them to make.

They will be able to practice cutting out shapes as well as folding strips of paper accordion-style to make the arms and legs for the gingerbread boy!

TOP TIP! Print my craft templates in advance and store them in a folder so that you can grab them at a moment’s notice.

Speaking of a moment’s notice, a box of basic craft supplies is also a good thing to have on hand so you can get started on projects without worrying if you have the right stuff!

I’ve compiled a list of craft basics that I think everyone should have – you’ll find them in tips section further down this page.

There are more seasonal crafts on their way to The Purple Pumpkin Blog, so make sure you are part of The Pumpkin Patch (details below) so that you don’t miss the tutorials when they are released!

Easy Paper Craft Gingerbread Boy

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

Full instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but here is a quick outline so you know what to expect from the craft.

I highly recommend always reading everything all the way through before starting any project so you understand all the steps required.

A few simple craft supplies are needed for this paper gingerbread boy craft:

Craft Supplies
How to make a gingerbread boy paper craft with step by step photos

Printable gingerbread boy Craft Tips

  • I’ve got several step-by-step photos in the how-to card to guide you through making this cute craft.
  • There is also a slideshow video over on my YouTube channel that you can watch and save to your Playlists for future reference. (Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there!)
  • Print the template onto the suggested colored paper or cardstock and cut the pieces out. (But you could use any colors you want!)
  • If construction paper or card won’t go through your printer, you could print onto regular paper and trace around the pieces onto the colored paper/card.
  • Another option is to print onto white paper and color the pieces in with crayons, pens, paints or pencils.
  • Or what about making this gingerbread boy using craft foam? Lots of options for this Christmas activity!
Paper Craft Gingerbread Boy
  • Use the photos as a guide and stick the pieces in place with a glue stick.
  • Add facial features like eyes and nose and give rosy cheeks with a pink crayon.
  • Cut 2″/5cm wide strips of paper and make accordion folds to create the arms and legs of the gingerbread boy. Make them as long as you like!
  • An optional extra is adding glitter: apply white school glue to the parts you want to add some sparkle, sprinkle glitter on top, shake off the excess and leave to dry.
  • You could also use other embellishments like googly eyes, or furry fabric to bring this craft to life.
  • If you want to hang up your completed gingerbread boy, use a piece of ribbon or string to form a hanging loop and stick to the back.

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Gingerbread Boy Paper Craft

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Here are some great paper crafts for you to try next:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try, including more Christmas crafts.

Charming Gingerbread Boy Craft

Download Gingerbread Boy Template

  • Free Printable Paper Craft Template Template – Gingerbread Boy – US Letter Size

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Accordion Gingerbread Boy Paper Craft

Printable Gingerbread Boy Paper Craft

Yield: 1 Paper Gingerbread Boy
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

This free printable gingerbread boy paper craft is so cute for winter and the holidays!


  • Construction Paper in the following colors:
  • Brown
  • Red
  • White
  • Glue Stick
  • Black Marker
  • Pink Crayon


  • Scissors


  1. Download the gingerbread boy template (link in the blog post) and print it onto the suggested color construction paper.
  2. Cut pieces out.

    gingerbread boy cut pieces
  3. Stick the pieces together to form the gingerbread boy.

    Assembled pieces
  4. Draw on eyes and mouth with a black marker and add rosy cheeks.

    Draw on features
  5. Cut four strips of brown paper 2"/5cm wide and fold accordion-style to create the arms and legs.

    accordion fold paper
  6. Glue the arms and legs in place and your printable gingerbread boy craft is done!
  7. Optional extras include adding glitter and/or adding a loop of ribbon to hang up your charming gingerbread boy.

    Accordion Gingerbread Boy Paper Craft

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