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Easy How to Draw a Gingerbread Man Tutorial Video and Gingerbread Man Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Gingerbread Man Tutorial video and a Gingerbread Man Coloring Page. Add a shadow to give him some extra dimension.

Gingerbread Man Drawing

A drawing of a Gingerbread Man made with the help of a step by step tutorial.

Gingerbread Man Tutorial

Learning how to draw a Gingerbread Man may sound like a pretty easy task, as the cookie shape is pretty basic. But if your students are drawing from memory, they may not recall some of the little touches that make him look extra adorable. Like the squiggle of frosting for the sleeves, bow tie, and buttons. And the slightly turned out toes. And the shadow to one side so that he has a cookie-like thickness, not flat like a piece of paper.

If your students use this tutorial to help them add all those extra touches to their drawing, they are bound to have an extra charming holiday drawing.

Why Draw with Guides?

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this website have a dashed vertical line and horizontal line running through the center of each step. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow. All they need to do is fold their sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The best part is, by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will have disappeared!

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy Gingerbread Man, also available as a free tutorial.

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How to Draw a Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread Man Coloring Page

Gingerbread Man Coloring page, available as a free tutorial.

Materials for a Gingerbread Man Drawing

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

How to Draw a Gingerbread Man Step by Step

Time needed: 45 minutes

How to Draw a Gingerbread Man

  1. Start by drawing a centered head.

  2. Add two arms below the head.

  3. Draw the right leg.

  4. Add the left leg.

  5. Draw a simple face.

  6. Add a bow tie and two buttons.

  7. Draw four squiggles for decorations.

  8. Add a shadow on one side.

  9. Trace the drawing with a marker and color.

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