How to Make a Yarn Tail

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Make a tail prop using craft yarn.
Make a tail prop using craft yarn. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

When you are putting together a horse costume for a theatrical production, class play or for Halloween, you can end up spending a lot of money on costume accessories if you buy them from a costume store. One solution is to make the horse costume accessories yourself using craft supplies. For example, create a yarn horse tail using a few basic materials that can be purchased from any arts and crafts supply store, like yarn and hot glue.

Things You'll Need

  • Wool yarn
  • Scissors
  • Elastic ribbon
  • Thread
  • Needle

Cut 30 40-inch pieces of yarn using scissors. Place the pieces of yarn together into a stack.

Cut a 24-inch piece of elastic ribbon using scissors.

Fold the stack of yarn in half, and wrap the elastic ribbon around the middle of the folded stack of yarn.

Sew the ends of the elastic ribbon together with thread and a needle. This will be the band that will sit around your waist.

Grasp the folded area of the yarn where it overlaps the elastic, and wrap a piece of yarn around the folded area. This will secure the yarn onto the elastic, and will make the yarn look more like a tail.

Tips & Warnings

  • Adjust the measurements according to your specific project.
  • Keep sharp scissors out of the reach of children.
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