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How to Use a Reindeer Hat Craft for Fun During the Holidays

Hat crafts are a fun and unique way to celebrate events and holidays. If you need another activity to add to your festivities this December, try the Reindeer Hat Craft! It’s simple, fun, and colorful, and the kids love parading around in it before the holiday break.

Continue reading to see how simple it is to prep and assemble.

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What is a Hat Craft?

A hat craft is a simple activity that students can complete and wear. They can proudly display their hard work. My hat crafts are perfect for fine motor development and fun themes throughout the year.

They are often used for parties or fun times of the year! I have a Hat Crafts Bundle that you can check out with 21 crafts to get you through the year!

Ways to Use a Hat Craft

Not sure how to use a Reindeer Hat Craft in the classroom? There are many unique ways to use a simple hat craft with kids. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

  • Morning Work – Print the hat craft template and place the pieces out during a morning in December. Let the kids work independently to create their reindeer hat craft and wear it throughout the day. This is a great way to start the day quietly in the classroom.
  • Fast Finisher Tasks – As students finish math, writing, or literacy tasks, let them complete a hat craft to stay occupied. They are simple enough to do independently, and it’s an incentive to work efficiently.
  • Class Craft – To build classroom community, complete a hat craft each month as a class. The kids will enjoy following the step-by-step instructions to make their hats. They will also have something to look forward to throughout the year.
  • Celebration Activity – If you have a class holiday party, use the reindeer hat craft as a station. Invite parents to volunteer and help make hats with students at one of the rotations or centers.
  • Fine Motor Practice – Many young students need fine motor skills practice and can benefit from completing simple crafts. Add hat crafts and other activities to fine motor centers to build small hand muscles.
  • Reward for Great Behavior – If your class loves crafts, use them as motivation for hard work and extraordinary behavior. After a fantastic week, let kids complete a hat craft to celebrate being amazing!

This reindeer craft is also perfect for studying the letter R! Alphabet crafts are a fun way to reinforce beginning letter sounds and for tons of fun.

A fun reindeer hat craft simple enough for kids of all ages.

What’s Included in the Reindeer Hat Craft

Once you download the hat craft, here’s what you will find inside:

  • A photograph of the craft activity
  • Step-by-step directions
  • Templates that can be copied directly onto colored cardstock or construction paper and then cut out by students. 
  • Labeled templates that can be xeroxed onto cardstock, cut by the teacher, and then traced onto colored paper and cut by students.

How to Make the Reindeer Hat Craft

All you have to do to prep this craft is print the template onto colored cardstock. If you want the kids to color their craft, print it onto white cardstock for durability. First, cut out your pieces! Next, glue or staple the brown rectangles to form the band around the head. Then, glue on the antlers, holly berry, red nose, and eyes. Last, glue or staple the band to fit each child’s head.

If you are a visual learner, check out this video that shows each step for completing the hat craft!

21 Crafts in the Hat Craft Bundle

Want to use hat crafts all year long? Try the 21 crafts in this giant Hat Craft Bundle! There are crafts for every holiday, including:

I hope you enjoy creating these cute hat crafts with your kiddos over the holidays! Add them to art centers, celebrations, and more! Have fun!

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Laura Bensley

Former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.

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Hi, I’m Laura and I am the creator of Crafty Bee Creations.  I am a former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.  I have a passion for designing craft resources that are not only fun and engaging but work children’s fine motor skills too! 


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