Gingerbread Man Bookmark

Encourage reading and get in the festive mood with this adorable and simple Gingerbread Man Bookmark papercraft.

Gingerbread Man Bookmark

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Do your kids love holiday crafts? Do they love fun new bookmarks? Then this Gingerbread Man Bookmark papercraft is perfect for you. It is so easy to make, it will help your kids express their creativity and imagination, and it’s the perfect companion for your Elf Bookmark!

Your kids will love having a reading buddy. Anything that makes reading more fun will only add to your kids love of reading and further encourage great reading habits!

How to Make a Gingerbread Man Bookmark


  • Construction paper
  • Brown cardstock paper
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


Step 1

Begin making your craft by grabbing your brown cardstock paper for the gingerbread man head and body base pattern. Trace and cut out the head and body base pattern from the brown cardstock paper. 

Next you will need to choose your colors of construction paper for the details of the gingerbread man. For this tutorial, I chose red, green, blue, pink, and white sheets, but you can get creative with your colors and make the craft unique to you! Once you have your colors, trace and cut out the other patterns from the different colored construction papers.

I traced the bowtie pattern on the red paper, the blush patterns on the pink paper, the buttons on the green and blue paper, and the hair and icing on the white paper.

Step 2

In this step we will begin gluing the pieces together. Start by gluing the frosting hair cutout to the top side of the head pattern. Connect the bowtie pieces by attaching the small round shape cutout in the middle of the bow pattern.

Step 3

Continue adding details to your gingerbread man. Glue the thin wavy icing strips near the ends of the arm and leg parts (at the wrists and ankles). 

Step 4

Use your scissors to trim the extra parts of the strips from the previous step. Next, glue the blush cutouts on both cheeks of the head.

Step 5

Next, you will glue the head to the top side of the body base pattern.

Step 6

In this step you will finish gluing the accessories onto your gingerbread man. Glue the button cutouts down the center of the gingerbread man’s stomach. Then glue the bow right under the head.

Step 7

Finally, use a black gel pen or sharpie to draw the face of the gingerbread man papercraft. Once the face is done, glue the gingerbread man onto a popsicle stick (keeping the bottom half free to hang over the edge of the paper) to complete the bookmark craft.

Tips and Tricks

  • To create a gingerbread woman, cut out a rectangular shape of construction paper to use as a dress. Also you can move the bow from the neck to the hair. 
  • Get creative with your colors of construction paper and make it your own!
  • Add googly eyes to the gingerbread people’s face to add even more fun and silliness!   

More Gingerbread Man Bookmark Ideas

Use your new bookmark as a puppet! This can exercise your kids’ imagination and provide some fun playtime.  

Make a yummy snack to munch on while you’re crafting and reading. Try this recipe for The Best Brown Butter Cookies. You could even make an extra batch to deliver to someone who could use some extra holiday cheer. 

Create a cozy reading corner to add another exciting element to encourage reading time. Set up a canopy with some pillows, blankets, and a fun reading light.

For more festive crafts to get in the holiday spirit, check out our Elf Paper Craft, Reindeer Puppet Paper Craft, and Grinch Paper Craft Puppet.

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How Do I Print A PDF?

You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides. 

Can I Resell These?

You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or in our resource library. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.

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