Gingerbread Man Pattern
To make a wooden gingerbread man:
Cut pattern from 3/4" pine if the gingerbread man will be standing or 1/2" plywood if you are making a gingerbread man that will hang.
For the base of a standing gingerbread man, cut a piece of plywood about 10 1/2" by 4" to be the base. Sand all pieces
Using carbon paper, transfer the lines of the pattern on to the wood. Paint with your choice of acrylic paint.
Small rick-rack can be used on the gingerbread man's arms and legs instead of being painted on.
Small seed beads could be used for eyes and beads a little larger for his buttons.
If hanging, when finished drill a hole in the top of the head. String the wire through it and loop the wire. Or ribbon or gold cord could also be used.
Other Gingerbread Man Crafts Besides Wood:
There are many other ways to make this gingerbread man besides out of wood. Cut the basic shape out of cardstock, and decorate with rick-rack and beads or use paints.
Or just print the pattern and the gingerbread man can be a coloring project for your kids.
Use as a decoration. Add To: and From: on the gingerbread man's body and attach to Christmas presents. Punch a hole in the top and attach a gold ribbon or embroidery floss.