Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reindeer antler headband


(This idea came home from school.)

  • 2 sheets of coloured construction paper, about 16cm x 30cm (3" x 12 ") to make the headband - red shown
  • brown construction paper, big enough to cut out two child size hands (antlers)
  • pencil for tracing hands
  • scissors
  • clear tape
  • stickers, markers, glue etc for decorating headband

  • fold the coloured construction paper in half lengthwise (so you have two sheets 8cm x 30cm)
  • slip one of the folded sheets inside the other (keeping the folded edges in the same orientation) overlaping about 5cm (2") and tape to hold in place
  • optional: have child decorate construction paper (dry fit around child's head so you know where the decorations should stop)
  • have an adult wrap the length of construction paper around the circumference of the child's head and tape to fit
  • have an adult trace the child's open hands on the brown construction paper
  • have an adult cut out the hand outlines, being sure to include 3cm (1") for the wrists
  • tape the cut out hands by the wrists to the inside of the headband, opposite each other
  • outfit your little reindeer with their new antlers!

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Julie Cole said...

I am not a crafty mama, but I think I could even pull this one off! thanks!

Lee said...

Hey Julie! Thanks for stopping by!

Of course you could do this! Thinking of a reindeer family photo next year?