How to Draw a Gingerbread Man

I love Christmas.

And I love Gingerbread cookies even more.

This year, I thought I’d add multiple Christmas drawing tutorials.

All of these Christmas drawing ideas are for beginners.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on Christmas already that includes Rudolph, A Christmas pudding, a Christmas tree with presents, and a Christmas tree with lights.

I even made a tutorial on how to draw a Gingerbread man

But in this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to draw a Gingerbread man and you’ll get something like this:

add frosting to the gingerbread man

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a Gingerbread Man – Step by step for beginners and kids

We are going to be using very simple shapes for this drawing tutorial.

Let’s begin by drawing the head – we’ll draw a large circle first.

draw a circle

That’s going to be the head of the Gingerbread girl.

Next, we’ll draw 2 round eyes and a mouth like this:

draw eyes and mouth

Now, we need to give him some hair.

So, I’m going to draw a little curl on the top of his head like this: You can draw any hairstyle you want – let your creativity flow.

draw hair on the gingerbread man

Next, we’ll draw a small bowtie on his neck.

draw a cute bowtie

Then, we’ll draw 2 gumdrop buttons on the gingerbread man. You can draw 3 also.

draw buttons

Next, draw 2 arms on the gingerbread man.

draw arms

Easy, isn’t it?

Now, draw 2 legs – I like drawing a curved W shape, and we are done with our gingerbread man!

draw legs

Let’s color him now!

I’m going to start by coloring the gingerbread girl a medium brown – I’ll also add some spots for texture.

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color the gingerbread man

Then I’ll color the bow and the buttons – you can use any colors you want. I am using red and green because it’s Christmasey.

color the bowtie and buttons

And finally, you can add some frosting to the arms and legs like this.

If you’re drawing this traditionally, use a correction marker – this is what I used to use as a kid to draw final white details.

add frosting to the gingerbread man


You’ve learned how to draw a gingerbread man!

You can also draw this on a Christmas card!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this Gingerbread man.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

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