Creative Kids: Cardboard Stick Horse
Published on: April 07, 2012
If you’re handy with crafting, you can make a good, old-fashioned stick horse for your child! Crafting whiz Donatella shows us how.
By Donatella Lazzari
Little cowboys and cowgirls: get ready to gallop!
Parents can make a stick horse at home. Click on the photo at the top of this article to see more details.
- a piece of cardboard for the horse’s head (approx. 30x30cm)
- a cardboard tube (like those from wrapping paper rolls)
- 2 white labels (9x5cm) for the eyes
- a small piece of brown parcel paper for the ears
- a small piece of wrapping paper for the mane
- red masking tape for the bridle
- black felt tip pen, scissors, glue, adhesive tape, wide brown parcel tape
- Wrap the masking tape around the horse’s head for the bridle.
- Draw the eyes on the labels with the marker pen.
- Cut 2 ears out of the parcel paper.
- Cut 2 rectangles (approx. 15x30cm) out of the wrapping paper.
- Cut out the eyes and stick one on each side of the head.
- Cut out the ears and stick them in place with adhesive tape, one on each side.
- Cut strips as shown (1.5cm) in the wrapping paper rectangles for the mane.
- Fix the pieces of wrapping paper (as shown) on the head with adhesive tape, one on each side.
- Draw the nostrils with the black felt tip pen, one on each side.
- Curl the paper strips with the blade of the scissors or by rolling them on a pen.
- Fix the cardboard tube on the head as shown with the parcel tape.
About the Author
Donatella is a mother of three, dedicated wife, arts and crafts teacher, dormant qualified architect, aspiring “mumpreneur”, enthusiast photographer, designer and cook! 360° creative Donatella is part Italian, part Thai and arrived from London ten years ago. Holding possibly one of the longest-standing BAMBI membership numbers, she has always been proud to be part of this extraordinary and always inspiring diverse group of women.
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