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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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This frog headband printable craft is a perfect activity for spring. Your kids will be hopping with joy while wearing this cute headband craft!

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. Print out the free template, let your kids color it in, and then pop it onto your child’s head – they’ll love having their very own Yoda ears!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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!

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!

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

Your little turkeys will love wearing this turkey headband craft at the kids’ Thanksgiving table!

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Kids whooooo love owl will also enjoy making this owl headband craft. All our free printable animal headbands are perfect for a class activity, birthday party, or rainy day craft – including this cute owl one!

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

If you’re loving all our free printable animal headbands, then you have to try this shark headband craft. Kids can make it from paper or download the black and white version to color in.

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!

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Get your kids ready for some ‘baa-rilliant’ fun! This goat headband craft is a simple way to let kids exercise their creativity and transform basic materials into cute barnyard buddies. It’s a ticket to a world of imaginative play and fun adventures!

This horse headband craft is an exciting adventure into the wild world of creativity and imagination. As kids create their own unique horse headbands, they’re not just having fun – they’re also practicing important skills, building confidence, and developing a love for animals!

Dive into a crafty adventure with this turtle headband craft! It’s an undersea voyage where kids can boost their creativity, all while enhancing their fine motor skills. And the best part? When they wear their handmade headbands, they’ll be bursting with pride and ready for their next big adventure!

Imagine your kids, crafting their very own giraffe headband craft, giggling with delight as they transform into a long-necked wonder of the wild! It’s a creative journey that challenges their fine motor skills. And takes them on an educational safari through the animal kingdom.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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

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!

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!

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

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Make this fun and easy popcorn headband craft for your next big family movie night. Plus, the free paper headband template printable makes this craft super easy to put together!

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!

Let the creativity run wild and the tails wag with excitement! This dog headband craft is a fun, engaging activity that’s paw-fect for kids . It’s also a fantastic way to sharpen those problem-solving skills and let the imagination soar.

More Fun Headband Ideas For Kids

Christmas Headbands

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

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

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

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

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

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!

If you want a very simple Xmas headband to have the kids make, this Merry Christmas headband is for you. Don’t forget to download the free paper headband template printable to get started!

Ready to let your kids’ creativity fly high? This eagle headband craft is a fun activity that’s perfect for kids! With its cool design and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be flying through the skies of imagination.

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Friday 8th of March 2024

I love making these crafts with our special education students.


Friday 8th of March 2024

Oh, great! I'm so glad you can use some of the ideas!


Monday 5th of February 2024

Do you have any Valentines Day headbands?


Monday 5th of February 2024

Oh darn, I don't!

Rosie De La Garza

Tuesday 12th of December 2023

kinder classroom crafts


Thursday 16th of November 2023

Do you have a donkey headband template?


Thursday 16th of November 2023

Yes! You can find the post here:


Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Can I get pete the cat template please ♡


Wednesday 18th of October 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of that post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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