DIY Reindeer Antlers (made from recycled materials)

These reindeer antlers were quick & easy to make, perfect for some instant Christmassy play!

To make them we used 
The side of an old cardboard box
A sheet of A4 Card (which we cut into 2 long strips)
Sticky tape
Stickers to decorate

To create the headband we stuck the two strips of (A4) card together using sticky tape. For our antlers I drew a (rough) antler shape on card, then cut it out to use as a template on a cardboard box. 

Minnie keenly decorated them with stickers. Had it been another week I think we would’ve had paint or glue involved in the decoration process, but as it’s so close to Christmas Day we went for the sticker option, which Minnie was more than happy with. She carefully stuck the coloured dots all over the antlers, adding a red one to her nose so she could be Rudolf!

She added a few silver stars & holly leaves to the headband before we attached the antlers with sticky tape. 

Our reindeer headgear was ready to be worn!

Minnie was so proud of her antlers! It didn't take long for her to add them to her rocking horse which turned it into a reindeer! Genius!

She ran off to grab her red coat & a Christmas hat from another room & she became Father Christmas! The imaginative play flowed & soon she had a bag for all the presents, & collected toys from around her room to fill it. Together she & Rudolf flew through the sky before landing on rooftops, she’d then hop off the horse reindeer & leave a present from her bag sack before she & Rudolf were off again! I can’t tell you how much joy was in this play, it was magic!