Many children love horses and decorate their walls with horse posters and fill their shelves with books about horses. Horse-themed crafts are a great activity for these kids and there are many ideas on the theme that you can turn to when you need to keep your little horse-lovers engaged and entertained indoors. With a few materials and tools, even beginners can easily and quickly complete simple horse-themed crafts.
Finger paints are a messy but fun way for kids to express themselves and simple stencils can help them create horse-themed masterpieces. Lay out some blank sheets of art paper and give kids a basic horse stencil, which you can find at most craft supply stores. Kids can paint a horse on the paper with the stencil, then freehand a bridle and a saddle, along with a barn for their horse to live in. Let the artwork dry completely, then hang or frame it.
Sticker books give kids a simple way to organize their collections. Help your child make her own horse sticker book by stapling together a few squares of wax paper. She can then decorate the cover in a horse theme with stickers and other embellishments, as well as permanent markers, and fill the pages with her horse sticker collection. She can also use the permanent markers to write a description of each horse under its sticker.
Create horse finger puppets out of felt with your kids and use them to put on a show. Help the youngsters draw horse shapes onto gray or brown felt and then cut them out. The kids can decorate each horse with googly eyes, yarn, markers and paint. Glue a small loop of paper to the back of each horse to slip over little fingers, so the kids can put on their horse finger puppet show.
- Photo Credit horse image by Liu xiang from Fotolia.com
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