We just love a fun handmade toy craft! These cute paper cup horse puppets are not only fun to make put provide plenty of fun play too! There’s so much you can do with them – Why not build some pony jumps out of toys or books for your horses to jump, or you could use some Duplo to build some stables.
You will need
Paint and paintbrush (optional)
How to make our paper cup horse puppets
Take two paper cups and cover them in your chosen coloured paint before popping them aside to dry.
Once dry take the first paper cup to make the horses head. Glue two ears down just inside the rim of the cup, add two Googly eyes and two nostrils. Finish the head by trimming and gluing on some wool scraps to make the mane.
Glue the two paper cups together with both of the openings facing backwards. Take some more wool scraps and glue them onto the back of the second paper cup to make the tail.
Next it’s time to make the legs. Cut out two equal strips of paper and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding one strip over to make a spring, once you reach the end use a little glue to secure the spring in place. Cut out a circle for the hoof and glue it to one end of the spring, glue the other end of the spring onto the horse to make a leg. Repeat this process for the other three legs.
To add some string to your horse puppets simple pierce a small hole in the body of the horse just behind where the two cups join. Pierce a second hole in the head cup slightly away from the rim (we placed ours under the mane so that it was hidden). Take your length of string and tie a large knot into it so that it will not pull through the hole. Thread the loose end through the body cup and then through the head cup. Once completely dry Your horse puppet is finished and ready to play with!
Remember I said there might be an influx of unicorn crafts? well here is another one! I’ve been trying to draw out posting them so my feed isn’t just pure unicorns but my niece and I made so many different unicorn crafts the other week that I’m still only half way through! This paper plate baby unicorn is pretty cute though and they were easy enough for my niece to make without any help at all which is a bonus for all the parents working from home right now. All you have to do is oversee to check scissor safety. Of course smaller children might need a lot more help – like my 4yo did.
You will need
Black and white card
From your white card, cut out two large pointy ears. Using your pink paper, cut out two smaller inner ears. Now cut out your rounded unicorn horn from your coloured card. Glue your inner ear pieces down on your outer ears, then secure your ears and horn in place on the back of your paper plate.
Now to make the eyes; cut out two large black circles and two rounded white hearts. Glue the hearts down on the circles and then stick the circles down in place on your paper plate.
Cut out a big pink oval for the nose and glue it down on the bottom of the plate; underneath your unicorn’s eyes. Now take your coloured paper and cut out several small strips to make the mane, glue them down around the upper rim of the plate; below the ears and horn.
Your super cute and simple paper plate baby unicorn is finished! how adorable are they? We love to see your finished crafts, did you know you can now share them with us on facebook and twitter?
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!