Christmas is such a magical time of year to share with children isn’t it? I love thinking of Christmas crafts for kids like our Handprint Angel Tree Toppers and Candy Cane Craft. Fun Christmas activities are part of our family tradition and they really create a festive mood in the home. I think these Reindeer Antlers are the cutest Christmas craft ever and my all time favourite!
I love how much the children enjoy dressing up in these glittery Rudolf the Reindeer Antlers and all the Christmas role play they inspire.
These cute reindeer antlers are such a hit in our house that I decided to make a Free Printable Reindeer Antler Template so you can all enjoy making and dressing up in them easily too! Who wouldn’t enjoy being Rudolf at this festive time of year?
To keep it really simple, because I know we’re all really busy at Christmas time, all you need to do is print out the free reindeer antler template, let the children paint it and then help them stick it together. A super quick and fun way to make as many reindeer headbands as you want!
If you’re in a really big hurry and don’t have time to let the children paint their reindeer antler hat you could always try our ready coloured free printable reindeer antlers instead.
While you’re here why not take a look at our bargain stocking stuffer gift guide too. It’s packed full of budget gift ideas that have lasting value. I just hate spending money on toys that will just lay discarded for the rest of the year don’t you?
How To Make Reindeer Antlers Headband
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Supplies To Make Reindeer Antler Headbands:
- Printable Reindeer Antlers Template page 1 and 2 (Link at the bottom of the post.)
- 2 sheets of A4 card stock US / printer card UK
- 3 paint colours (We chose brown and added cream for the inside ear and red for the nose.)
- Optional: 2 craft sticks US / lolly sticks UK and sticky tape.
- Optional: Red glitter US / UK and glue.
How To Make Reindeer Antlers To Wear:
First of all print out Free Printable Reindeer Antlers page 1 and Free Printable Reindeer Antlers page 2 onto two sheets of A4 card. (Link at bottom of the post.)
Next carefully cut out all the Reindeer Antler templates.
Now the children can enjoy painting the reindeer antler templates in their chosen colours. We’ve painted ours a classic brown but I’ve had children decide to paint them pink and multicolours before and they look super cute too!
If you find your reindeer antler template pieces are curling up at the edges once they’re dry you can pop them under a heavy book for half an hour to flatten them out.
I just love to add a sparkly red nose to our reindeer antlers but you can just use paint if your prefer. We simply painted on some glue and then covered it in this gorgeous red glitter. It really does look fabulous and so Christmassy!
To construct your reindeer antlers you need to staple the reindeer antlers and ears in place on the front piece of the headband.
Next you need to make the headband long enough to fit round around the head by stapling one end of the back headband to one end of the front headband. (Use the photograph below as a guide.)
Depending on the thickness of the card you’ve used, you may find that the reindeer antlers are a bit floppy. If they are a simple solution is to use sticky tape to add a craft stick to the back of each antler. This will keep them rigid and upright.
Now all you need to do is make the reindeer antlers the right size to fit. Measure the reindeer antlers around the child’s head and staple the front and back of the headband together at the appropriate point to ensure a good fit. (Pop a bit of sticky tape over the staples if they feel a bit scratchy.)
Now you can pop them on and run to the mirror and marvel at your creation!
Don’t they look great!
Get Your Printable Reindeer Antlers Here:
We’ve also written a fun Reindeer Action Song so the children can dress up and sing. What fun!
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