It is the season of merry-making, devouring treats and making Gingerbread man – the traditional cookies as well as Craft Stick Gingerbread Man!
While your kids might not be able to help you with the cookies, they will surely have fun making Popsicle Stick Gingerbread man craft!
Easy to make, popsicle stick gingerbread craft takes only a few minutes to make and uses common supplies that are most likely already present in your craft cabinet.
Craft stick gingerbread man is super fun to make. Children can get really creative with this easy Christmas craft for kids and let their imagination guide them while decorating it. There are no hard and fast rules in this craft, except for the characteristic silhouette!
Such doable and fuss-free Christmas crafts ideas are a great hit not just with kids but also parents who are tied up with the endless undertakings of the holiday season!
How To Make Popsicle Stick Gingerbread Man
With so many Gingerbread man craft ideas out there, it can get overwhelming which one to make. That’s why we have come up with this easy version of craft stick gingerbread man with a template that can even be made into elf ornaments for kids.
This popsicle stick gingerbread man for kids is great for kids of all ages – preschool, kindergarten as well as older kids.
Supplies For Popsicle Stick Gingerbread Man
• Liquid glue
• White paper/white cardstock
• Green construction paper
• Popsicle sticks
• Googly eyes
• Pipe cleaners -Pink and green
• Brown acrylic paint or watercolour
• Craft stick gingerbread man template (Grab the free printable template at the end of the page)
How To Make Craft Stick Gingerbread Man Step-by-Step
1. Take a popsicle stick and cut it into half using scissors.
2. To make the body of the gingerbread man, arrange three craft sticks as shown and paste them using glue gun or craft glue.
To make the silhouette stable, paste the popsicle stick halves onto the back of the silhouette.
3. For making the arms of the gingerbread man, take a craft stick and cut it into half.
4. Glue the two halves near the middle of the craft stick gingerbread man and let them dry completely.
5. Print the popsicle stick gingerbread man template on white cardstock and carefully cut the pieces out using scissors.
6. Paste the bow-tie on green craft paper and let it dry. Once dry, cut it out along with two small circles – smaller than the gingerbread man’s buttons in the template.
7. Use brown acrylic paint or watercolour to paint the popsicle stick gingerbread man and circle (from the template) brown.
8. Once dry, paste the circle on the craft sticks as shown to make the face of the gingerbread man craft.
Quick Tip: To make it more fun, paste your kiddo’s headshot on the circle to make it into a photo gingerbread man craft!
9. Paste the bow-tie and ribbon pieces on the gingerbread man as shown.
10. For making the eyebrows and mouth of the gingerbread man, cut two small pieces from green pipe cleaner and one piece from pink pipe cleaner. Paste them on the gingerbread man’s face as shown.
11.Glue the green circles on the white buttons.
12.Complete your popsicle stick gingerbread man by gluing googly eyes and buttons on the craft.
That’s all! Your cute craft sticks gingerbread man is ready! Feel free to add your creativity to the craft by using decorations like small rhinestones or pearls.
Quick Tip: Don’t just stop at the craft. Try these delicious Vegan Gingerbread cookies.
You can even draw cute patterns or stars on its body with white paint pen! Let your imagination and creativity flow free!
Quick Tip: Club these fun crafts with heart-warming Christmas Books for Kids of all ages to bring the magic of Yule home!
And if you fancy making gingerbread Christmas ornaments with kids, simply add a ribbon at the back of the craft to turn into a homemade Christmas ornament to hang on your Christmas tree.
This is a truly a versatile craft! So much that you can even turn it into a Grinch gingerbread man craft by colouring the face and body green & complementing the look with arched bushy black eyebrows and prominent nose. Check our Grinch craft inspiration!
Lastly, here is a bit of trivia! It is believed that Queen Elizabeth I had gingerbread man cookies baked for foreign guests and dignitaries.