Printable reindeer antlers that turn any kid into an adorable reindeer. These printable reindeer antler headbands are the perfect Christmas craft for a special Christmas program or party.
Our school does a sing-around-the-tree on the last day of school before our winter break. It’s pretty neat and I like that it’s “old school.”
My kinders were transformed each year into reindeer with the help of a headband and some red and brown face paint.
They felt special at the sing around the tree event – and they looked adorable. Of course.
If your school has a special event or if you just want a fun and low key activity for a kindergarten Christmas classroom party, then these cute reindeer antler headbands are just the ticket.
Here’s how you can make your own reindeer headband craft.
Let’s start by gathering the materials you’ll need to create these reindeer antlers cut out.
- Brown construction paper
- rubber bands (1 per child)
- brads (2 per child)
- straws/popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners (optional)
Step 1 – Prep the materials
Run the reindeer antlers printable template off right onto your construction paper for the easiest method of making a class set of antlers. If you can’t do that – create a couple of patterns for your students to trace on their own.
If you have 11×17 sheets of brown construction paper – cut 2-3″ headbands out lengthwise. If not, students can staple two shorter headband pieces together like I did to make a headband.
Hole punch one hole into the ends of the headband pieces. Try not to get the holes too close to the edge or they’re more likely to tear open.
Step 2 – Assemble the headband
Let your kinders cut out the antlers and glue them onto what will be the inside of the headband. Students should also write their name on this side at this point.
Sometimes the antlers can be a bit floppy. If you have straws, pipe cleaners or popsicle sticks simple add them onto the inside of each antler to give them a little more rigidity. I’ve used all three over the years – whatever happened to be in my art cupboard and they all work out just fine.
Popsicle sticks can be colored brown or you could select just brown pipe cleaners if you don’t want them to be as visible.
We didn’t really care. They turn out cute anyways.
Step 3 – Make the headbands fit
Here is a neat way to make each headband fit the size of each kid. Think of this as a one-size-fits-all solution.
I like it because my kinders could do this themselves and help each other and I didn’t have to help 24 kinders with rapid-fire stapling action (only to fix 16 of them five minutes later from breaking).
- Put a brad through each hole in the headband – open the brad ends so it stays in place.
- Pull the rubber band around both brads and tug so that it fits snugly underneath each brad.
- You can tape down the brad ends if you want so they don’t get stuck on long hair.
The rubberband will be flexible to fit the headband to the perfect size each kinder needs.
And the last step is to wear them!
Let’s wrap it up
We liked to use a little red or brown face paint painted right onto the tip of our noses to make our reindeer ensemble complete.
But you could also cut out two white circles and glue them on for eyes. Then draw in black pupils or add black construction paper ones. You could even cut a brown or red circle nose to add onto the front. That’d be cute too.
I hope that this reindeer headband printable craft can come in handy for your own classroom Christmas fun this year.
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