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. These simple Antler Headbands are my all time favourite Christmas hats. They are super easy to make and so much fun!
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. Now you can make them too with our Free Printable Reindeer Antler Template. Who wouldn’t enjoy being Rudolf at this festive time of year?
You can print this reindeer antler pattern onto white card to colour in yourself or trace it straight onto coloured card. The choice is yours. We’ve got a step by step photographed tutorial showing the ‘colour it yourself’ version and a video showing how to use ready coloured card. I hope you have loads of fun with these printable reindeer antler headbands. Get your FREE TEMPLATE at the bottom of this post.
(This post was first published Dec 2012 and has been republished for your convenience.)
Before we get started on our printable reindeer antlers I simply must share some of our other favourite reindeer Christmas crafts with you. I’m sure you’ll want to pin them to come back to later. Just click on the photos to go to each tutorial.
Watch The Video – Printable Reindeer Antlers Headband
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. Or if you want something super easy just trace round the pattern straight onto coloured card. A super quick and fun way to make as many reindeer headbands as you want!
(Full photo tutorial and free printable below.)
Supplies To Make Reindeer Antler Headbands:
How To Make A Reindeer Antlers Headband
First of all print out Printable Reindeer Antlers template (Link at bottom of the post.) If you are colouring them yourself use white card. If you are making them with ready coloured card them just print them onto ordinary paper and trace round them onto your coloured card.
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!
We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun!