This free printable gingerbread man template is ready for your next Christmas craft projects and activities!
We’ve created 4 different downloads for you to choose from – whether you want one large gingerbread man or several gingerbread men all on one page! We’ve also included a .PNG file you can download to use in various software programs and apps.
Here is a preview of what the gingerbread man looks like! Note that the image below is NOT the high-resolution file – be sure to use the download links for the PDF or the PNG file for the best printing quality!
Our Gingerbread man is purposely simple so that you can customize and decorate for your needs any way you’d like!
You can add your own personal touches, such as a face, decorations or even clothes!
We also have a TON of great project ideas for ways you can use these free printable gingerbread men templates – keep reading this post past the download links for all kinds of inspiring ideas!
Download the Free Printable Gingerbread Man Template
Choose from any of the downloads based on the number of Gingerbread men you want to print!
Download the Gingerbread Man PNG File
The PNG file is the best option to choose if you want to use our Gingerbread man template in your favorite software programs. Some examples of ways you could use the PNG file:
- Import into software for cutting machines such as Cricut or Silhouette or even your laser cutter!
- Import into Procreate to doodle and draw on the Gingerbread man
- Create Your Own Custom Page in Photoshop or word processing software
Fun Ways to Use Gingerbread Man Templates!
There are so many fun ways you could use these templates! We’ve created a list of different ideas for crafts and other projects you could do!
Make a Gingerbread man garland!
This is a fun and simple craft – simply cut out gingerbread man shapes and then affix to yarn or twine.
You could also make a simple garland by folding pieces of paper together so that when you cut on the lines you have an accordian effect.
Use in Journals and Planners
These gingerbread men are perfect for using in junk journals or your planner! You could use them as templates for all kinds of great uses!
Make a Gingerbread Shaped Journal
Of course, why not use the pages to make a journal that is shaped like a gingerbread man? You could either staple the different gingerbread men together or punch a hole in the top and tie with ribbon or string.
Create Your Own Ornaments
These would also make for great ornaments whether you make them from paper, felt or fabric!
Applique is the art of sewing on shapes to another piece of fabric – these gingerbread cookie templates are perfect for things like pillows, Christmas stockings, aprons, placemats, table runners and more!
Embroidery and Cross Stitch
You could also use these templates to create your own embroidery and cross stitch designs!
Use as a Stencil or Mask For Painting
You could also cut out the shapes and use them as a stencil or mask for painting!
For example, if you fold a piece of cardstock paper with the gingerbread man on it in half and cut the shape out from the middle, you could then use that piece of cardstock as a stencil for your art or paint handmade signs and decorations.
To use as a mask, paint around the cut out gingerbread shape. This is super fun to do with watercolor or by dabbing acrylic paint around it with a make-up sponge.
Play a Game!
There are so many games and activities you could do with these! Whether you play a “Hide The Gingerbread Man” game where you hide them with clues for others to find or use them to make a matching game, the sky is the limit!
Use In Your Classroom
If you’re a teacher or homeschooling family, you could easily use these for many projects for school! You could decorate a bulletin board or even use them as flashcards or have your students write a poem or story on the gingerbread man template!
Use For Woodburning
These shapes also make for excellent stencils to use for woodburning! You can trace the pattern onto a piece of wood and then customize it with your own personal touches.
Use As Coloring Pages
Of course, these can also be used as coloring pages – simply print out and then color with your favorite colored pencils, markers or crayons!
Other Printables You May Enjoy
We are always adding to our ever-growing library of printables! Here are some other templates and printables you might like!
I hope you enjoy these free printable gingerbread man templates and of course if you create anything with these, I’d love to see what you make! Tell us about your projects below in the comments section!