Horse and Donkey Crafts and Activities for Kids

Easy, Inexpensive, Horse Crafts and
Learning Activities for Children

How to make Crafts and Activities Relating to Horses Including: Horse Activity Sheet, Peat Pot Horse, Peat Pot Horse Planter, Foam Horse Plant Stake, Paper Bag Stick Horse, Foam Marshmallow Horse

 

Horse Activity Sheet

Horse Activity Sheet from www.daniellespalce.comWhat you will need: Paper, crayons,paint or colored pencils, yarn, craft sticks, heavy duty scissors, and glue.

How to make:

1. Print out the Picture and color it.

2. Cut craft sticks to fit on the page and glue them to the barbed wire fence.

3. To finish cut yarn for the mane and glue it to the picture.

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Peat Pot Horse

Horse Craft - Peat Pot Horse Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: One Jiffy-5" peat pot, One Jiffy-3" peat pot, eyes, yarn, jumbo craft sticks, 1/2" manila rope, paint, glue, and craft foam or construction paper.

How to make:

1. Glue the small peat pot on the bottom of the large peat pot to make the head.

2. Cut two jumbo craft sticks in half and paint the halves to make the legs of the horse. When the paint is dry glue the sticks onto the large peat pot as shown in the picture to the right.

3. Cut the rope to the length you want for the tail. Separate the strands and use only one strange. Pull the fibers apart at one end. Glue the other end to the back of the large peat pot.

4. Cut ear shapes from craft foam or construction paper and glue them to the head.

5. Glue on eyes or draw them on.

6. To make the horse's mane cut pieces of yarn about 8" long and tie them together with another piece of yarn about 2" from one end. Glue the tied end to the top of the horse's head. Give the horse a "hair" cut so that some of the hair is different lengths. This will give the mane more fullness.

This is a very inexpensive craft. The large peat pot cost about $ .28 and the small one about $ .09.

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Peat Pot Horse Planter

 

Horse Craft - Peat Pot Horse Planter Craft from www.daniellespalce.comWhat you will need: One Jiffy-5" peat pot, One Jiffy-3" peat pot, eyes, yarn or fake fur, jumbo craft sticks, 1/2" manila rope for the tail, paint, glue, craft foam or construction paper, potting soil, and seeds.

How to make:

1. Cut a slit in the small peat pot about 1/2" from the rim and about 2 1/2" in length along the top of the peat pot. Insert the large peat pot in the slit to connect the two pots.

2. Cut two jumbo craft stick in half and paint the halves to make the legs of the horse. When the paint is dry glue the sticks onto the large peat pot as shown in the picture to the right.

3. Cut the rope to the length you want for the tail. Separate the strands and use only one strange. Pull the fibers apart at one end. Glue the other end to the back of the large peat pot. (Not pictured)

4. Cut ears from craft foam or construction paper and glue them to the inside of the head.

5. Glue on eyes or draw them on.

6. To make the horse's mane glue a small piece of feather boa or fake fur between the ears.

7. Fill the peat pot with potting soil and plant your seeds.

This is a very inexpensive craft. The large peat pot cost about $ .28 and the small one about $ .09.

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Foam Horse Plant Stake

Horse Craft - Foam Horse Plant Stake Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Craft eyes, feather boa, jumbo craft stick, regular-sized craft stick, craft foam, paper, scissors, paint, and glue.

How to make:

horse1. Cut the regular-sized craft stick in half to make the horse's legs. Paint all the craft sticks and let them dry. When they are dry glue them together as shown in the picture.

2. Cut the head shape, muzzle, tongue, and ears from craft foam, and glue them together. Then glue them to the top of the jumbo craft stick. (A pattern for the head is available to members.)

3. Glue a 6" piece of feather boa to the top of the head and to the back of the stake so that it shows on one side.

Also Available: Paper Horse Plant Stake

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Paper Bag Stick Horse

Young children will love playing with the stick horse or donkey, and it is so easy to make. If you don't have feathers or a feather boa, you can use rags ripped in strips or yarn.

WStick Horse or Donkey Paper Bag Craft www.daniellesplace.comhat you will need:

Construction paper

Brown paper lunch bag

Tape

Scissors

Feathers

Feather boas

Yarn

Gift Wrap Tubes or Newspaper

 

How to Make the Paper Bag Stick Horse:

1. Tear up newspaper into about 5" pieces. Wrinkle up the newspaper pieces and stuff them into the bag to make the horse's head.

2. Tape the bag head onto the end of a giftwrap tube by inserting the tube into the top of the bag a few inches and gathering the top edge of the bag around the tube. If you don't have a gift warp tube, roll eight to ten pieces of newspaper together starting at one corner and going to opposite corner so that you have two pointy ends on your roll. Stuff in the newspaper at the ends to make them straight, and tape the center of the tube with masking tape. Paint the tube to cover the newsprint.

3. Cut ears and eyes from construction paper and glue them to the head.

4. Glue feathers, feather boas, strips of rags or material, or yarn to the head and tube to make the mane.

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Donkey or Horse Milk Jug Craft for Kids

Milk Jug Stick Donkey www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Plastic Milk Jug

Brown and Tan Spray Paint made for Plastic or DecoArt Patio Paint

Craft Foam

Large Craft Wiggle Eyes

Brown Feather Boas

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Duck Tape

Four Feet of PVC pipe

Scissors

How to make:

1. Cut off one side of the top part of the milk jug where you screw on the lid so that the PVC pipe will fit into the side of the top. Use duck tape and low temp. glue to keep the PVC pipe in place.

2. Cut ears from brown craft foam and glue them to the jug.

3. Paint the entire thing brown including the PVC pipe and duck tape, except for the bottom of the jug and circles where the eyes will be attached. Paint these areas tan.

4. Cut a short length of feather boa and glue it between the ears. You can glue some more feather boa down the PVC pipe for the mane.

5. To finish glue on googly eyes.

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Wooden Donkey with Tea Bag Fur - Free Craft Pattern

 

What you will need:

Regular-sized Craft Sticks

Jumbo Craft Stick

Craft Spoon

Wooden Tear Ddrop Shapes

Brown and Black Paint

Tiny Googly Eyes

Hot Melt Glue

Dry tea from a Tea Bag

Brown yarn

Elmer's glue.

How to Make the Craft Stick Donkey or Horse:

1. Print out the Pattern and use it to assemble the donkey with hot melt glue.

2. Paint the legs and the body brown and let dry.

3. Cut short pieces of yarn and glue to the donkey's head and neck and add some for a tail.

4. Glue on the teardrop shaped ears and googly eyes.

5. Cover the donkey's body with Elmer's glue and sprinkle dry tea all over the donkey.

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Foam Marshmallow Horse Crafts for Kids

 

horse craft www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Foam Marshmallows, wooden dowels for the legs, black feathers for the tail and mane, glue, fun foam, magic markers, string, and paint.

How to make:

1. Glue two marshmallows together for the body. Glue the head to the body as shown in the picture

2. Cut dowels to make four pieces that are 2 1/2" for the legs. Use a pointy stick or large needle to poke holes in the marshmallows for the legs. Insert the dowels in the holes.

3. Cut ear shapes from fun foam and glue them to the head as shown. Cut a rounded square piece for the saddle.

4. Paint the horses body. Use a marker to draw on the face.

5. Tie a piece of string around the horse's face. Glue on the saddle.

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Crazy About Horses Great Reading Material

 

Circle C Adventures: Andrea Carter and the Family Secret

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Circle C Adventures: Andrea Carter and the Family Secret

Andrea "Andi" Carter returns in her third nail-biting adventure. Even after dealing with escaped convicts and wild horses, Andi isn't prepared for her latest surprise: a sister she never knew she had. Katherine left the family when Andi was just a baby, and a heap of trouble has followed her now that she is back. Andi finds herself not only dealing with Katherine's sudden appearance, but also a mysterious drifter named T. J. Silver, who has a lot to hide. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

This book is one in a series of books set in the 1880's in the Old West. Enrichment guides for each book are available online on the author's web site. The guides include a list of vocabulary words, and discussion questions that help your students think about the lessons learned, how they feel about the situations Andi experienced, and how they might react if they had to deal with the same or similar situations. The guides also include geography, 1880's history, related crafts and activities, and creative writing lessons and exercises. This series is great for Christian home schools because it is not only a great adventure series, but it also include historical information, and Christian principles.

 

 

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