Looking for a fun craft project for the holiday season?  This Disguise a Gingerbread Man is lots of fun and so easy with the free template.

It’s hard to believe the Christmas season has arrived!  We’ve been having fun doing all things Christmas – making Christmas tree crafts, ornaments, and more.  

We decided it was time to add a fun Gingerbread Man Craft!  This Gingerbread Man Disguise project can be used as a classroom craft or you can send it home with kids to be completed as a family project.

Disguise a Gingerbread man - Santa, baseball player, reindeer and farmer ideas shown.

Such a great way to get kids thinking creatively!

These gingerbread holiday projects would be so cute on a holiday bulletin board.  You could also tie them into a creative writing activity for older children as well.

Let’s dive in and check out this Disguise a Gingerbread Man craft.

Supplies Needed for Paper Gingerbread Men:

For this fun activity you will need the following items:

Disguise a Gingerbread man craft supplies including free gingerbread man template, scissors, glue, construction paper, cotton balls.

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– The Free Gingerbread Man Template Printable (Found at the end of this tutorial) – you might like to print on brown paper.


​- Glue


– Simple Craft supplies to make a creative disguise like:  googly eyes, cotton balls, construction paper, fabric scraps, yarn, glitter, sequins, ribbon, pom poms, cupcake liners, etc.

Gingerbread Disguise Project

For this Gingerbread Disguise project, kids are told that the gingerbread man doesn’t want to be eaten!  

He needs a disguise to hide!  Kids should brainstorm what the gingerbread man should dress up as so he can hide from the other children.

You can either send the project home with kids to complete with a family member OR they can do the craft in class.  

First, kids should decide on their disguise.  The gingerbread person could be a football player, or a little old lady, or even Santa Claus.  An animal would also make the perfect disguise.

cutting out the free gingerbread man template

Next, have the kids cut out the gingerbread man template.

Provide the children with glue and supplies to decorate the gingerbread man disguise craft.

It’s so much fun to see what the kids come up with!

Gingerbread Man Project Ideas

I know sometimes it’s hard to find that burst of creativity, so here’s some fun ideas to help spark your imagination for your own gingerbread man craft.

My kids were so excited to do this fun activity to share with you!

1) Gingerbread Man Farmer

gingerbread man farmer craft

Here’s a fun idea for disguising a gingerbread man – a farmer!

Using scrap fabric, glue and some construction paper you can make a cute little farmer with overalls and a pitch fork.

Tip: I often save back a few items that my kids have outgrown to have scrap fabric on hand for projects like this!

2) Gingerbread Man Santa Claus

gingerbread man Santa Claus craft

All you need is a little red construction paper and some cotton balls to create this cute Santa Claus Gingerbread Man.

What fun!

3) Gingerbread Man Baseball Player

gingerbread man baseball player craft

Create a fun Baseball Player Gingerbread Man with some construction paper and a big white pom pom.

My youngest child did this one and it turned out so CUTE!

4) Gingerbread Cookie Ballerina

gingerbread cookie ballerina craft

This Gingerbread Cookie Ballerina is made from construction paper, pom poms, cotton balls, paper shred and some cupcake liners.

What a great way to have fun with craft supplies and add lots of details!

5) Gingerbread Man Snowman

gingerbread man snowman craft

Here’s another easy idea – a Snowman Gingerbread Man.

All you need are cotton balls and pom poms to create this cute craft.

6) Gingerbread Cheerleader

gingerbread man cheerleader craft

Here’s another unique Gingerbread Disguise.

This cheerleader is made from cupcake liners and construction paper.

7) Gingerbread Man Reindeer

reindeer gingerbread man craft

Love this one! Make a Gingerbread Man Reindeer with construction paper and a red pom pom. Hello little Rudolph!

8) Gingerbread Man Cat

cat gingerbread man craft

Disguise your Gingerbread Man into a Cat with a little construction paper and a pom pom. SO Easy!

9) Gingerbread Man Elf

elf gingerbread man craft

Make an Elf with some green construction paper, pom poms and yarn. What fun!

10) Gingerbread Man Christmas Gift

Christmas gift gingerbread man

All you need is a Christmas gift bow as well as some construction paper to create a Christmas gift disguise.

11) Christmas Tree Gingerbread Man

Christmas tree gingerbread man

​Need a low-prep craft?  Here’s another fun way to disguise your gingerbread cookie.

All you need is some construction paper to make a Christmas tree and then add pom poms!

Love it! He just might be the best-dressed cookie.

12) Snowflake Gingerbread Man

snowflake gingerbread man

Here’s an easy way for the gingerbread man to hide. Behind a snowflake! Super easy and fun!

I hope you enjoyed all these fun ideas to Disguise a Gingerbread Man! My kids sure enjoyed creating them for you.

Free Gingerbread Man Template Printable

Disguise a gingerbread man free printable template

Ready to help your gingerbread man hide?  

You can grab the Free Gingerbread Man Printable by clicking the download button below.

Get the Full Disguise a Gingerbread Man Set

Want a note to send home with your students?  You can find a Gingerbread Man Disguise Pack in my Etsy shop.  

There’s step-by-step instructions for parents to follow if you want to make this a family home project.  

disguise a gingerbread man set

There’s also a Gingerbread man writing prompt page as well for kindergarten, 1st grade and second grade. See the full Gingerbread Man Craft educational resource pack here.

More Christmas Printables for Kids

Looking for more Christmas Activities for kids?  There’s tons of ideas here on my blog.

These Gingerbread Man Coloring Pages are so much fun and the perfect way to continue your gingerbread man fun!  

​This Cotton Ball Santa Craft is the perfect activity for preschoolers for Christmas.  Young kids simply glue cotton balls to make a fluffy beard for Santa.

You can find 4 free Dot to Dot printables for Christmas here.  These are perfect for younger children learning number recognition and working on fine motor skills.

There’s 4 Free Color by Number Pages for Christmas here.  You’ll find a little red truck, an elf, and more!

Love reindeer?  There’s a fun printable Reindeer Paper Bag Puppet here.  Super easy and perfect for a preschool or kindergarten classroom.

​Don’t miss this giant list of Christmas Printables for Kids.  There’s something for the whole family here.  You’ll find printable games, coloring sheets, crafts and more!

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Disguise a gingerbread man - with free printable - Santa, baseball player, cheerleader and gift craft