There might be an influx of unicorn crafts over the next few days, my unicorn mad niece came to visit a few weeks back and we spent hours sat making all different unicorn crafts. After a busy couple of weeks I’ve only just managed to start to sort and upload them. I really love these Simple unicorn corner bookmarks, they look gorgeous and were easy enough for her to make all by herself too. In fact like with many of the crafts we make – i now have a whole herd of them that’s she’s made to go in our books! If you have 5 minutes to spare, why not give one a go?
You will need
Coloured paper or card
First of all you will need to fold your origami corner bookmark. If you haven’t made one before you can find a photo guide on how to make your own here.
Now you’ll need to cut out the shapes to go on the unicorns head. Using the same colour as your bookmark; cut out two ears. Then use some coloured paper to cut out two smaller inner ears and a unicorn horn.
Next you’ll need to give your unicorn two eyes, we use eye stickers but if you don’t have them you can simply cut out two white circles and draw the details on with a marker. For the nose, cut out a coloured oval and optionally add a mouth or some nostrils. Glue the eyes and nose down.
Cut out two little circles and glue them down to make two rosy cheeks. We used a hole punch to punch out two perfect little circles. Your unicorn bookmark is finished! Don’t they look fab?!
Is it just me or are unicorns a “thing” right now? They are everywhere you look and my little niece is absolutely obsessed with them! I must admit when she came over on the weekend and asked to make ‘loads of unicorn crafts’ i was a bit stumped. Unicorns are not something my son has really ever been interested in so it was a bit of a challenge to come up with some fun crafts for her to make. We got there in the end though and i absolutely love this accordion paper unicorn craft!
You will need
Thick white paper OR White Card
Marker pen OR googly eyes
How to make this Paper unicorn craft
First you will need to cut out a circle for your unicorn’s head. Then, cut out two horseshoe shapes to make the legs and body. You’ll need to make sure the legs are equal shape/size, the easiest way to do this is to fold you card in half and cut out two at once or cut one out and draw around it.
Now to cut out the shapes for your unicorn’s face/head. You will need two outer ears, two slightly smaller inner ears, an oval nose and a unicorn horn.
Glue the pieces down in position on the circle head piece.
Give your unicorn two eyes and then you’ll need to make your mane and tail. We did this by cutting out and gluing down some coloured strips but alternatively you could use markers to draw them on.
Next to make your spring! Take two strips of paper and glue them together to make a right angle.
Then take turns folding each strip over the other. Once you reach the end secure the two lose ends together with glue or tape.
Glue your unicorn’s head down in place on its legs. Then stick one end of your spring down on the inside of it’s front legs and the other end down on the inside of its back legs. Your super cute paper unicorn is finished!