Printable Reindeer Antlers Christmas is just around the corner, and you probably know what that means – reindeer, snow, Santa Claus, and best of all, wonderful Christmas crafts. If you’re someone who likes making things for the Christmas holidays with Mum and Dad, we’ve got some great news. We’re going to show you how to create your very own printable reindeer antlers! With Rudolph’s antlers and nose, you’ll be dashing through the snow and prancing through the stars in no time – and Mum and Dad can join in if you make them a set as well. Turn your whole family into Santa’s reindeer herd with this reindeer antlers craft!
In it, you’ll find a free printable antlers template, so with a little bit of help from your parents, you should soon be well on the way to having a wonderful antlers headband all of your own. You might even be able to take it in to school and show your friends what you’ve created, and get the class making antlers for themselves! Which reindeer are you going to choose to be? Do you like Dancer or Prancer or Vixen or Dasher best? Or are you a famous Rudolph of the fabulous red nose? No matter who you choose, you’re going to make a great reindeer!
For this reindeer antlers headband craft, you’re going to need:
• A computer and printer
• Some plain A4 paper for printing on
• Double-sided sticky tape
• Sticky tape
• 2 x lolly sticks
Step 1, printing your antlers:
Get your parents to help you with this part. You want to print off the two pages of antlers templates which you’ll see below.
Step 2, cut out the shapes:
Take your scissors and very carefully start cutting out the shapes. You should have two ears, a plain brown band, another brown band with the eyes and a cute red nose, and then two antlers! Get someone to help you if you find it hard to cut around all the shapes.
Step 3, preparing the ears:
Add a little double-sided tape to the back of both ears, near the bottom where you want them to stick to the headband. You could use glue here if you don’t have any tape, but you’ll have to wait while it dries.
Step 4, sticking on the ears:
Peel off the double-sided tape and carefully stick the ears onto the headband just beyond the eyes. You can see a picture below to give you an idea about where to put them. Try to get them level so that you don’t have one ear higher than the other.
Step 5, adding the antlers:
Your headband is looking good! Turn it over now so that the white side faces up and you’re looking at the back. Take your antlers and turn them so the white side is up too. Put them on the band in the right place, just behind where you stuck the ears, on either side of the eyes. You can use the picture below to help you work out where to put them.
You can move them around until you’re happy, and then use some sticky tape to hold them in place. Stick the bottom of each antler firmly to the headband, and then stick the antler to the ear as well. This should make sure it holds in place nicely and doesn’t come flying off while you’re trotting like a reindeer!
Step 6, making the antlers strong:
Your antlers will be a bit floppy at the moment, so we need to make them stand up nice and straight. Take your lolly sticks, and put one on the white side of each antler. Tape them in place with your sticky tape, and they’ll make sure you’re a reindeer with strong antlers!
Step 7, making the headband:
You’re doing well, but that headband isn’t going to fit right around your head, is it? It certainly isn’t going to fit around Mum or Dad’s head, either! We need to make it longer so that it can be worn. You’ve already got the second strap from when you cut out the free printable, so let’s get it in place.
Turn your headband over so you can see the face again, and tuck the second strap of the headband behind the ear on one side. You can use the picture below to help you.
Turn the headband back over, and tape the second strap into place behind the ear. Try and make sure it’s straight so your headband will fit comfortably.
Now you need to do the same on the other side to finish the headband off. You might want to get someone to help you measure it to make sure it fits on your head. If your headband is too long, you can give it a bit of a trim with your scissors, but be careful you don’t make it too short. It’s okay if you have a little bit overlapping inside the band.
When it’s the right length, tape it behind the other ear. Stick it nice and firmly so that it can’t come undone while you’re wearing it.
Wow, you’re all done! How simple did those free printable reindeer antlers make this project? You can be a reindeer for all of Christmas now, and get your whole family to join in! You can also decorate your antlers a bit if you want some extra sparkle. Glitter isn’t very reindeer friendly, but you could use sequins or stars or stickers, and you could even do some colouring on the band if you want to.
Get all your friends in on the reindeer fun. You might even be able to make up enough reindeer to pull Santa’s sleigh – do you know how many reindeer that is? If you have someone to help you on the computer, you could change the colour of the reindeer’s nose so everybody gets their own special headband! Christmas fun and reindeer cheer for all.