Make your own Antelope Horns!

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In this craft activity, learners will explore the structure and purpose of antelope horns by constructing their own headband using toilet paper rolls and yarn. They will also think about the differences between horns and antlers by playing a game similar to "Simon Says". This activity is standards-based and works well as a pre-visit activity to a museum.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model


Materials List (per group of students)

  • scissors
  • markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  • handheld hole punchers
  • toilet paper rolls, cardboard (1 per pair of students)
  • manila folders (about 4 per class)
  • yarn (1 piece per student)
  • masking tape (1 strip per student)
  • pictures of antelopes, especially the bushbuck



  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification
    • Ecology
      • Biodiversity

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • California Academy of Sciences