If there’s a horse lover in the family, these horse-themed crafts are the perfect way to spend a rainy day together. Re-use your collection of preschool horse toys, up-cycle a rocking horse into a fancy carousel horse, or paint gold horse decals on drab furniture. These horse crafts are also awesome activities for birthday parties! Grab your craft supplies and get ready for a barrel of fun!
1. All About Horse
Create an adorable holder for your cute horse notes. Kids will cut and paste pictures to create their lap books. Afterward, they can practice spelling and penmanship skills by writing fun facts about their favorite horses!
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2. Paper Roll Horses
These delightful horses are perfect for teaching kids how to create art from recycled materials! You’ll need some yarn and colored paper to decorate. You can choose to use toilet paper or paper towel rolls for different-sized horses.
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3. Pool Noddle Horses
Add an array of colorful horses to your Summertime fun. Fold the top of a pool noodle and hold it in place with a strong ribbon. Add googly eyes, felt nostrils, and a super colorful mane! Then, spend the Summer racing your horses around a backyard track.
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4. Movable Paper Horses
This printable horse template is a fast and easy craft that takes minutes to put together. All you need are a couple of brass tacks. Carefully cut out the template and attach the pieces by punching a track through the matching holes.
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5. Paper Plate Horse Craft
No horse-themed party is complete without a paper plate craft! Set up a crafting station with all the needed horse headpieces. Choose between pre-colored plates or let your kids paint their own! Turn them into masks by cutting eye holes.
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6. Dala Horse Party Bar
A colorful paint station is an awesome craft activity for young kids. Use a Dala horse template to cut out cardboard horses. Provide your kids with a lot of colorful paints, pom-poms, strings, beads, and sequins to decorate their horses!
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7. Paper Cup Horse Puppets
Put on a horse-themed play with these adorable puppets. Carefully pierce a hole under the mane and just behind where the two cups are attached. Thread a string through the hole and watch the puppets jump and dance around the stage!
8. Felt Horse Ornaments
These adorable miniature horse ornaments are an awesome gift for the holidays. Cut 2 horse shapes from felt. Just before you finish stitching them together, add some cotton stuffing to complete the 3D shape.
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9. Horse Head Ornaments
If stitching isn’t your thing, these simple yarn horse head ornaments are for you! Wrap some yard around cardboard and then follow the step-by-step guide on how to wrap, tie, and braid a beautiful horse head together. Don’t forget to add some eyes to finish your design.
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10. Horse Head Candy Canes
Protect your holiday sweets with this easy no-sew craft. Trace a horse silhouette on felt. Then, cut, glue, and decorate! Turn them into ornaments by attaching a piece of ribbon to the top of the head before your finish gluing.
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11. Walking Paper Horses
This sneaky science craft is perfect for horse lovers of all ages! The key to getting the horses to walk is a curled tail for balance and angled feet. Make sure your folds are crisp to ensure the ultimate science crafting fun!
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12. Clothespin Horse Craft
Up-cycle some clothespins and craft sticks for hours of pretend play fun! Help your little ones cut out a horse head template. Then, paint the head, clothespins, and sticks. Add some yarn to create a tail and mane. Repeat for a stable full of clothespin horses.
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13. Pipe Cleaner Horses
This simple mini horse craft allows kids to practice their fine motor skills by twisting pipe cleaners together. Use a painted cardboard tube for the body and face. Lastly, twist together different colored pipe cleaners to create the neck, mane, tail, and legs.
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14. Handprint Horse Painting
Create a beautiful keepsake with your little one. Paint their hand, then stamp it upside down. Use your artistic skills to add the neck and head. Add a new horse every year to track how fast they’re growing!
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15. Horse Stamps
This horse stamp is perfect for adding horse silhouettes to letters, furniture, or a drab dress. Stack foam horse stickers on top of one another. Then, stamp in the ink or paint needed for your craft of choice!
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16. Horse Stick Patterns
A horse project guaranteed to become your kids’ favorite playmate! You’ll need a broomstick or other wooden pole that’s long enough for your kids to “ride” to complete the craft. Store it in a “horse stable” basket when they’ve finished playing.
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17. Adorable Horse Sock Puppet
An adorable no-sew horse sock puppet is a great addition to storytime! Carefully hot glue yarn and felt pieces to your sock and let cool before you use it. Create a whole range of goofy expressions to bring extra entertainment to storytime.
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18. Horse Mobiles
Make your horses fly by carefully cutting paper plates into spirals. Bend the center to create the horse’s head. Punch holes to tie on yarn for the mane and to hide the string to hang your horse up. Don’t forget a pair of wings!
19. Horse Shoe Dreamcatchers
This beautiful craft is a unique take on a traditional Native American design. It’s the perfect project idea for the holiday season. You can purchase or create your own dream catcher before attaching it to a horseshoe to create a beautiful display piece for your home.
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20. Horse Appliques
Add a pony-perfect design to your horse lover’s favorite shirt or dress! Use an iron-on applique for a quick no-sew project. For a 3D design, add a yard in between the shirt and applique before ironing them together.
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21. Spray Bleach Shirts
Take advantage of a sunny day with this clever idea. Stretch a shirt or dress over a paper bag. Lay your stencil down, then carefully spray the bleach solution around it. Let it sit in the sun to achieve the ultimate color-gradient look.
22. Horse Silhouette Windows
An awesome horse decorative craft that adds a touch of class to your crafting day. Carefully cut out the silhouette of a horse’s head within your frame. Mount it on white paper to show off your skills. Use colored tissue paper to transform your silhouette into a stained glass window!
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23. Horse Head Mosaics
Rip or cut colored construction paper into small pieces of different shapes. Trace the figure of a horse on your background and fill it in with your mosaic pieces. This a great art project for older students that allows their creative geniuses to shine through!
24. DIY Horse Costume
Help your horse lover get ready for Halloween this year with a large cardboard box! Remove the top flaps and cut a hole in the bottom. Attach long strings to loop over your kid’s shoulders. Add a head and let your kids decorate their new stallion!
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25. Gold Horse Bookends
Jazz up your bookshelves with this simple DIY bookend craft. Cut a plastic horse in half and paint it gold (or the color of your choice). Attach to scrap pieces of wood with heavy-duty glue. It’s that simple!
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26. Horse Shoe Picture Frames
These adorable picture frames are perfect for adding a hint of your love of horses to your house. Grab some old horseshoes and cardboard to craft your frames. Paint the shoes or leave them au natural to fit your personal aesthetic.
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27. Horse Shoe Flowers
Bring a pop of color to your garden all year long. Paint a collection of horseshoes and carefully tie or solder them into a flower shape. Attach them to a sturdy metal pole or hang them from your fence!
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28. Horse Cupcakes
A tasty and adorable treat for your horse-themed party! Prepare your favorite cupcake and frosting combo. Then, decorate with Nutter Butters, peanuts, icing, and candy eyes. If someone has a nut allergy, you can substitute a different type of cookie and use icing for the ears.
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29. No-Bake Horse Cookies
These no-bake horse cookies are a quick treat you can whip up for your horse-themed party. You’ll need oblong cookies, wafers, Tootsie Rolls, licorice strings, candy eyes, and some frosting. The smiley face nose is optional!
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