how to draw a gingerbread girl easy step by step

How to Draw a Gingerbread Girl

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.

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

add frosting to the gingerbread girl and you'll have a beautiful gingerbread girl

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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 Girl – 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 a mouth

Now, we need to give her some hair.

So, usually, bakers do that with frosting, so let’s draw some U and W shapes on her head – make them super curved.

start drawing bangs on the gingerbread girl

Now, we’ll complete drawing the hair on the Gingerbread girl like this.

finish the frosting

Then, we’ll draw a small bow at the corner of her head like this:

draw a pretty bow

Remember to erase any overlapping lines.

draw the collar of her dress

Easy, isn’t it?

Now, it’s time to draw the body.

Let’s start by drawing a small collar for her dress.

draw the collar of her dress

And now, we’ll draw 2 lines underneath – this is going to be her dress.

draw 2 lines of the dress

Next, draw some frills by drawing little “u” shapes – this will be the frosting on her dress.

draw frills

Draw one more frill like this so that you can color it easily.

draw the frills again

Next, we’ll draw a heart on her dress – you can also draw buttons or your own favorite shape.

draw a small heart button

Lastly draw 2 arms and 2 legs on the gingerbread girl!

draw hands and legs

And we are done drawing a gingerbread girl.

Let’s color her 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 girl

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

color the dress

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 girl and you'll have a beautiful gingerbread girl


You’ve learned how to draw a gingerbread girl!

You can draw this on a Christmas card!

Drawing Resources

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

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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A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

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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.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

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