These free printable gingerbread house coloring pages are no-prep Christmas fun! Use them to keep your littles busy while you wrap presents or use them as a fun family activity whenever you need a break from the busy holiday season. Keep scrolling to snag 11 unique (and free!) Christmas gingerbread house coloring sheets. There are also instructions showing you how to use printable coloring pages as homemade Christmas cards.
If you love Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. Make sure to stop by this page of free Christmas printables for party games, templates, additional coloring pages, and more. Turn these pages into a cut and paste activity when you add elements from these free printable snowman templates, gingerbread man templates, and star templates.
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Printable coloring pages can be so much better than purchasing a printed coloring book. You don’t have to worry about your color choices. If you aren’t happy with the way the page turned out, you can just print a new copy and color it again.
For professional-feeling coloring pages that are fun to color, make sure to use a nicer paper (not whatever cheap feeling paper is in the printer at work). You can see side-by-side companions of the best papers for printables in this post. It focuses on planner printables, but papers that are good for colorful printouts are also good for coloring on.
I use and recommend HP 32# paper for coloring pages. It’s thicker and brighter than “regular” copy paper, which helps keep markers from feathering. The paper also feels smoother, so pencils and crayons glide and color smoothly on it.
- Made in USA: HP Papers is sourced from renewable forest resources and has achieved production with 0% deforestation in North America.
- Heavyweight premium printing: HP Premium32 is a heavyweight (32 pounds), brighter (100 bright) and whiter (163 whiteness) paper with a super-smooth...
- Certified sustainable: HP Premium32 presentation paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and contributes toward satisfying credit MR1...
For a glittery Christmas coloring experience, color these pages with gel pens. Even if you don’t want to use all your ink coloring the whole page, at least add some sparkly accents! How about some twinkle on the snow with a silver pen? Or sparkly red candy canes? Check out this post for the best gel pens for coloring, including a great budget pick. The shortversion is that the pens shown below are the best overall and best budget pick:
In my experience, the best budget markers for coloring Crayola Supertips. They’re a bargain and fun for adults and children. The fine tip makes them better than many other markers for coloring details. Because there are dozens of shades, they’re great for colorful Christmas pages.
Some of the best colored pencils are Prismacolors. Even the more budget lines of Prismacolor colored pencils are softer and creamier than brands like Crayola. Prismacolors color easily and are great for blending. A colorless Prismacolor blending pencil is the perfect tool for the job if you want to start blending colored pencils.
- Soft, thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows
- Ultra-smooth, even color laydown
- Lightfast, richly saturated pigments
How to turn coloring pages into Christmas cards
It’s fun, easy, and practically free to print your own Christmas cards using coloring pages.
To turn these coloring pages into cards or post cards, simply print multi-up. For post cards, print 4 to a page, then cut them apart with a paper trimmer. The coloring pages are in portrait mode, so mach sure you select “portrait” when you print. The screenshot below if from Acrobat Reader, which is free to download if you don’t have it already:
For a large, fold over card, print using the “booklet” feature in Acrobat Reader. Select the “print front only” option, as shown, to make sure the card folds correctly. You may also need to select the specific page you want in the “pages to print” area.
Free printable Christmas gingerbread house coloring pages
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I hope you enjoy coloring these gingerbread house coloring pages! Be sure to check out these additional Christmas printables while you’re here: