Christmas time is rapidly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited!
There’s almost a tangible holiday spirit in the air and it’s magical. To celebrate, we always have some sort of craft idea stashed away.
Today we’re sharing how to make this reindeer headband craft, complete with a free printable template. It’s a fun and easy Christmas craft for kids!
This reindeer headband would look adorable for a class Christmas party, for the kids at Christmas dinner, or any time during the holiday season!
Read on below or watch our video tutorial to see how to make this headband with your kids or students.
Also, be sure to check out all of our reindeer crafts for kids for even more ideas!
Printable Reindeer Hat Craft
Download the free printable Rudolf headband craft template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Glue the inner ears to the reindeer’s head.
Position the muzzle in between and slightly below the eyes and glue in place.
Glue the red glitter nose in the middle of the muzzle.
Place the pink cheeks on either side of the muzzle and glue in place.
Glue the antlers on top of the reindeer’s head, one on each side.
Use a hot glue gun, tape, glue dots or a stapler to secure the headband extensions on either side of the completed reindeer head. Place the rectangles so the bottom lines up with the bottom of the reindeer head.
That’s everything you need to know to make your own adorably cute reindeer hat craft! It’s the ideal art activity for a classroom Christmas party or a snowy afternoon with the whole family.
Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!
Free Printable Reindeer Headband Template
In the directions above, we showed you how to make this reindeer headband as a craft, but there are also some other options we’ve included.
There’s a version that has full color so you can simply print, cut, and have your Rudolph headband craft ready in a few minutes!
We have also given you a version that is back and white. For this one, the kids or students can color it in with crayons, markers, or even paint if you use thick enough paper.
Whichever way you decide to make this reindeer hat craft, your kids are going to love dressing up and pretending to be one of Santa’s reindeer!
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
In our house, we love the classic Christmas movies. Shows like Frosty the Snowman, the original Grinch, and of course Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
While almost every child knows Rudolph, so many kids today have never actually seen the classic movie.
Although there are certain things in the movie that are outdated, it has great messages of persevering through your challenges, using your uniqueness as a benefit, and forgiving others! Both younger and older kids can learn a lot from Rudolph and his journey.
And of course, classic songs like We Are Santa Elves.
When Does Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Air in 2023?
If you’ve never seen Rudolph or you love watching it live each year, be sure you put the air times in your phone so you can watch as a family!
It would be a great family night to make some reindeer antler headbands and then watch Rudolph together with hot chocolate and popcorn.
Update: This year’s dates haven’t been announced yet. If you want to watch it now, you can download it on Amazon.
Christmas Unit For Kids
Keep going with the festivities by creating an entire Christmas unit study for kids around this DIY reindeer headband craft. Fun crafts and activities are always a great way to keep kids entertained while learning!
Reading to your kids is also great for their development. It teaches vocabulary, critical thinking, listening skills, and more! Because of that, we always recommend starting a new unit with books.
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
Crafting is the perfect activity for kids because it helps with their fine motor skills, develops creativity, and it’s a form of stress relief. Add in some more easy Christmas crafts with these popular ideas:
Santa Handprint Craft – This Santa craft is perfect for Christmas, and it makes a great keepsake. All you need is some construction paper and your child’s handprint. No paint is needed, which makes this craft easy for even the youngest of kids.
Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This gingerbread man is the perfect craft for kids to make this Christmas. It’s a fun and creative way to encourage imagination and play. Simply cut out the gingerbread man shape from the paper bag, and then let your child decorate him however they like.
Grinch Gingerbread Man Craft – This disguise a gingerbread man craft is so cute and easy to make! It’s perfect for a gingerbread theme or to go along with a Christmas story like How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Christmas Activities For Kids
These Christmas do a dot printables are perfect for younger children 3 years and up. The set comes with 25 pages of fun activities that will help your child learn their numbers, letter recognition skills, counting, and more!
Get your kids into the holiday spirit with these fun Christmas pattern block mats. Kids will love learning about shapes and colors as they play on their quiet time activity mat. This is a great way to work on those fine motor skills too!
Work on handwriting skills and fine motor skills with these cute free Christmas coloring pages.
Fun Christmas Ideas
If Christmas is your favorite time of year, you’ll love these fun ideas:
- This personalized reindeer family ornament will look so cute on your Christmas tree!
- How awesome is this real Santa Claus $2 bill? Kids will love to receive it!
- If you’re a cat person you’ll need one of these cute “Merry Catmas” sweatshirts.
- Use these fun and personalized Santa sacks for your child’s Christmas gifts.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Kraft paper or brown card stock
- Colored card stock (in pink, red, dark brown and cream)
- Red glitter card stock (optional)
- Glue stick
- Reindeer template (download form at the end of the post)
- Download the free printable reindeer template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Glue the inner ears to the reindeer head.
- Position the muzzle in between and slightly below the eyes and glue in place.
- Glue the red glitter nose in the middle of the muzzle.
- Place the pink cheeks on either side of the muzzle and glue in place.
- Glue the antlers on top of the reindeer's head, one on each side.
- Use glue, tape, glue dots or a stapler to secure the headband extensions on either side of the completed reindeer head. Place the rectangles so the bottom lines up with the bottom of the reindeer head.