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39 Awesome Headband Crafts For Kids [Free Templates]

We’re always looking for fun and simple ideas for kids to do to stay engaged and off the screens.

One of our favorite things to do are make headband crafts with the kids. They’re simple, quick, and kids love wearing them!

Whether you make these to supplement your homeschooling, make them in the classroom, or at daycare just for fun, they’re a great project for kids.

We’ve got loads of fun ideas to keep kids busy all year long! Find your favorite below, then save them for later.

Paper Headband Crafts

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2 frog headband crafts

This frog headband printable craft is a perfect activity for spring!

2 Baby Yoda headband crafts

Kids everywhere can now dress up like their favorite little green guy! This Baby Yoda headband craft is super simple and perfect for any time of year!

panda headband craft

This paper panda headband craft is a fun activity for kids to make when learning about wild animals at the zoo.

Purple unicorn headband craft

This unicorn headband craft is perfect for a unicorn party or just for fun!

two tiger headband crafts

Kids will look so adorable wearing this easy to make tiger headband craft!

Easter headband craft for kids

If you need a quick Easter activity, this Easter bunny headband craft is great! It’s super simple so it’s ideal for young children.

two ladybug headband crafts

Spring is the perfect time to make this adorable little ladybug headband craft!

2 cat headband crafts

Cat lovers with think this cat headband craft is purr-fect to do any time of year.

2 crayon headband crafts

This DIY crayons headband craft is cute and really easy to make! Use it in the classroom with preschool, pre k, and kindergarten children.

two leprechaun headband crafts

For St. Patrick’s Day, make this cute and festive leprechaun headband craft.

2 mouse headband crafts

This paper mouse headband craft is a fun and easy project that kids will love. This great little DIY tutorial comes with a printable template to help you create your own adorable mouse headband! Use colored pencils, crayons, or markers to customize the colors of this cute critters ears and face!

two penguin headband crafts

This adorable little penguin headband craft is perfect for a winter themed unit. We also have lots of other winter animal crafts if you need more ideas!

scarecrow headband craft

How cute is this scarecrow headband craft? It’s got a little bit of the 3D feel with the paper hair, which we love!

two headband turkey crafts

Kids will love wearing this turkey headband craft at the kids’ Thanksgiving table!

two owl headband crafts

Kids whooooo love owl will also enjoy making this owl headband craft.

Toy Story alien headband craft

This is an easy paper craft for kids who love Disney’s Toy Story. It would be perfect for Halloween or any time of year!

two cow headband crafts

Add in this cow headband craft when kids are learning about farm animals.

2 duck headband craft

This duck headband craft is another fun option to add to your farm animal unit.

pig headband craft

This pig headband craft is so adorable and perfect for farm animal birthday parties or unit studies!

Pete the Cat is a popular children’s book that everyone loves! After reading your child’s favorite one, make this Pete the Cat headband craft.

closeup of paper lion headband craft

This lion headband craft is colorful, fun, and great for zoo animal themes! Be sure to check out all of our zoo animal crafts as well.

2 llama headband crafts

We just can’t get enough llamas in our life! They’re super adorable and this llama headband craft is too!

For summertime, make this shark headband craft. Kids can make it from paper or download the black and white version to color in.

monkey headband craft

Imagine your kids making a cute monkey headband craft to go with your zoo-themed study unit. Create this crafty paper monkey headband with our simple, step by step instructions!

2 mermaid headband crafts

This easy craft is a great addition to the ocean themed unit for preschoolers! Get your kids involved before or after story time and make this mermaid headband craft.

killer whale headband craft

Killer whales never looked so cute! Help your child make this adorable Killer Whale headband craft to wear this summer season.

two groundhog headband crafts

Groundhog’s Day wouldn’t be complete without this groundhog headband craft! It’s great for making with preschoolers or kindergarten children in the classroom.

pirate headband craft

Let your child engage in some good old-fashioned pretend play after they make this printable pirate headband craft.

2 sheep headband crafts

This lovely little sheep headband craft for kids is suitable for springtime, farm themes, or for Easter!

lorax colored in headband

These free printable Dr. Seuss hats feature The Lorax, Thing 1, and Horton the Who. Pssst! If your child loves Dr. Seuss, check out all of our fun Dr. Seuss crafts here.

humpback whale headbands

This humpback whale headband craft is so easy any child can do it. Even if they feel they’re not the most artistic person, this project will be perfect for them!

two chick headband crafts

This chick headband craft is perfect for Easter, spring, or farm animal themes!

2 alien headband crafts

Create a paper alien headband that your kid will look really awesome in. This free printable alien headband craft is easy to complete and let’s your inner child show out with arts and crafts!

2 monster headband crafts

This monster headband craft is perfect for Halloween or any time of year. This project can be made with supplies you have around the house and it’s so easy to put together! With the free template, this will take less than 20 minutes from start to finish!

100 days of school headband

Celebrate the 100th day of school with this free printable 100 days of school headband that kids can color in!

2 popcorn headband crafts

Make this fun and easy popcorn headband craft for you next big family movie night.

beluga whale headband

This is a fun and easy beluga whale headband craft that you can make this summer. All it takes is a few supplies, about 5 minutes and then your child can wear their new creation all summer long!

Christmas Headbands

Santa headband craft

Wear this Santa headband craft for Christmas Eve or anytime during the holiday season!

rudolph the red nosed reindeer craft

This reindeer headband craft is one of our most popular headband crafts on the blog! It’s too adorable to pass up!

two snowmen headband crafts

Frosty the snowman has nothing on this snowman headband craft for kids!

gingerbread girl headband craft

This cute gingerbread headband craft can be made into a girl or boy gingerbread.

grinch paper craft

Grinch fans will need to make this Grinch headband craft for Christmas! Also, be sure to check out all of our Grinch Christmas crafts.

headband elf craft

We have 2 different elf crafts for kids to make too! This elf headband craft shows a cute elf face while this DIY elf headband craft is an elf hat to turn kids into an elf!

Merry Christmas coloring page headband

If you want a very simple Xmas headband to have the kids make, this Merry Christmas headband is for you!

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Friday 4th of June 2021

I love these headbands! We are doing A-Z countdown in kindergarten and L is for Ladybug day! So cute and a fun craft for the kids.


Friday 4th of June 2021

Yay, happy to hear that!

Krishna Shethji

Friday 4th of June 2021

Amazing Idea


Friday 4th of June 2021


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