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Horse and Donkey Crafts and Activities for Kids

How to Make Easy, Inexpensive, Horse Crafts and Learning Activities for Children Relating to Horses

 

Free Horse Printable Activity Sheet

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What you will need:

Paper

Crayons, Paint or Colored Pencils

Yarn

Craft Sticks

Heavy Duty Scissors

Glue

 

How to Make the Horse Activity Sheet:

1. Print out the free printable pattern 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.

Member card pattern

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Peat Pot Horse Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

One Jiffy-5" peat pot

One Jiffy-3" peat pot

Eyes

Yarn

One-half inch Manila Rope

Paint

Glue

Caft foam or Construction Paper for the Ears

 

How to Make the Peat Pot Horse:

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.

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Peat Pot Horse Planter Craft for Children

Horse Peat Pot Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What 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 the Peat Pot Horse Craft:

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.

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Foam Horse Plant Stake Craft for Kids

Horse Plant Stake Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Craft Eyes

Feather Boa

Jumbo Craft Stick

Regular-sized Craft Stick

Craft Foam

Paper

Scissors

Acrylic Paint

Glue

 

How to Make the Foam Horse Plant Stake:

1. 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.

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Paper Bag Stick Horse Craft for Children

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.

Stick Horse or Donkey Paper Bag Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Construction paper

Brown paper lunch bag

Tape

Scissors

Feathers or 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.com

 

What 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 the Milk Jug Stick Donkey:

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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Fun Activities for Kids Who Love Horses

Horse Games & Puzzle for horse lovers

Horse Games and Puzzles Book

Horse Games & Puzzles for Kids

Filled wtih horse puzzles, brainteasers, word games, jokes riddles, and logic tests this is a great book for horse-lovering children.

I Love to Draw Horse book for young horse lovers

I Love to Draw Horses

My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw Horses!

Young horse lovers can learn how to draw horses with the easy step by step drawing techniques employed in this book.

 

 

Wooden Donkey or Horse with Tea Bag Fur - Free Craft Pattern

Horse or Donkey craft stick Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Regular-sized Craft Sticks

Jumbo Craft Stick

Craft Spoon

Wooden Tear Drop 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

Foam Marshmallow Horse Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Foam Marshmallows

Wooden Dowels or Golf Tees for the legs

Black feathers for the tail and mane

Glue

Craft Foam

Magic marker

String

Acrylic Paint

 

How to Make the Foam Marshmallow Horse:

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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Fun Gifts for Young Horse Lovers

flower bracelet

Pretty Leather Bracelet

Flower With Red Jewel And Leaf Pendant Bracelet - Adjustable Leather Bracelet for children and adults.

Horse Jewelry and Music Box for Children

Wild Horse Jewelry Box for Children

Enchantmints Wild and Free Music Box - 7" x 5" Jewelry music box with spinning horse that plays "In the Good Old Summertime".

 

Good Books for Children Who Love Horses

horse and pony encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia - A great resource for children of all ages, this book makes a great gift for horse lovers!

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

A Comprehensive Visual Directory of the World's Horse Breeds - A perfect give for horse lovers of all ages.Includes horse breads from all over the world.