Christmas is such a magical time of year to share with children isn’t it? I love thinking of Christmas crafts for kids like these Printable Reindeer Antlers. They are my all time favourite and go so well with our Cute Pinecone Reindeer and Adorable Burlap Reindeer Decorations. Can you tell I’m a total reindeer fan?
Fun Christmas activities are part of our family tradition and they really create a festive mood in the home. 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 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 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!
Before we get started on our printable reindeer antlers I simply must share some of our other favourite Christmas crafts with you. I’m sure you’ll want to pin them to come back to later. I think every Christmas tree should have its own Cheeky Gnome Family! Colourful Pinecones will really brighten up your Christmas decor and are great for building fine motor skills too. Pom Pom Stars look amazing on the tree or hanging in a bedroom all year round and Homemade Baubles are super fun for bigger kids.
How To Construct Our Printable 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 card stock US / printer card UK
- 3 paint colours (We chose brown and added cream for the inside ear and red for the nose.)
- Stapler or Glue
- Optional: 2 craft sticks US / lolly sticks UK and sticky tape.
- Optional: Red glitter US / UK and glue.
How To Make A Reindeer Antlers Headband
First of all print out Printable Reindeer Antlers page 1 and 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 or glue the reindeer antlers and ears in place on the front piece of the headband. We attached the antlers to the back of the band and the ears at an angle on the front.
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 help to 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 your head and staple or glue 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!
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