Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wearable Reindeer Antlers

Last year Mia and I made plain reindeer antlers. This year we added a reindeer face to them after I was inspired by this website. I have made a couple of changes that I think made this craft perfect for Mia.

Reindeer Antlers by Mia, Age 3 1/2
  • brown construction paper
  • clear tape
  • glue (I like Aleene's Tacky Glue)
  • 2 craft sticks
  • pencil
  • red crayon (colored pencil/marker)
  • 2 googly eyes
  • pom pom
  • paper trimmer (or scissors)

  1. Using a paper trimmer (or scissors) cut brown construction paper into two strips about 3 inches wide. Wrap paper around child's head to get an approximate measure and then tape the strips together.
  2. On brown construction paper (or another color if you wish), trace child's right hand twice and cut out hand prints. Do the same with child's left hand.
  3. Glue both right hand prints together on either side of a craft stick. Repeat with left hand prints. (This will give the antlers more support, and using double-sided hand prints helps conceal the craft stick.) Glue craft sticks inside of the paper head band on opposite sides. Use some extra tape to help secure the craft sticks.
  4. If desired, add a face to your reindeer antlers head band by using two googly eyes, a pom pom nose (Mia chose pink, but you might want to use red for Rudolph's nose), and a mouth (Mia used a red crayon.)
  5. Once all glue is dry, wear your reindeer antlers.

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