Crafts

9 Creative and Adorable Unicorn Crafts

Unicorns, sparkles, and rainbows galore. We are loving the unicorn trend over here at Declan Roe so we complied some fun Unicorn crafts that your kids will love!

Number 1: DIY Unicorn Party Headbands

Materials:

White and pink felt

Gold sequined ribbon

Cushion batting or fiberball

Headband

Faux silk flowers

Pencil

Scissors

Hot Glue 

Printable unicorn template

Assembling the Headbands:

1) Glue the end of the gold sequined ribbon on top on the unicorn horn, then begin wrapping the ribbon tightly around the white felt cone to create the ridges of the unicorn horn.

2) When you reach the base of the cone, hot glue the end of the ribbon in place.

3) Hot glue the unicorn horn to the center of your headband. Hold it while it dries for a few seconds.

4) Hot glue your faux flowers to the center of the headband, on the base of the horn, hiding the hot glue of the ribbon if needed.

5) Cut the outer ear from your template onto white felt. Cut the inner ear parts from pink felt. Slit the ends of the outer ear and glue together, then glue the pink inner ear to the white ear part.

6) Hot glue the ear to the headband on either side of the flowers.

Adapted from: https://www.blog.birdsparty.com

Number 2: Rainbow Unicorn Slime | Easy Fluffy Slime Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

1/2 cup white glue

1/2 cup foaming shaving cream

1/2 teaspoon borax powder

1 cup waterBlue, pink and yellow neon food coloring

Instructions

1. In a large bowl mix glue and shaving cream with a spoon.

2. In a separate bowl or cup, mix 1/2 teaspoon of borax in 1 cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved. (To speed up this process, place mixture in a glass cup and microwave for 30-60 seconds.)

3. Add about a teaspoon of the borax and water mixture into the glue/shaving cream bowl and stir.

4. Knead with your hands and if it's too sticky, add a tiny bit more borax and water mixture.

5. Once your fluffy slime recipe is ready. Separate into three pieces.

6. Add a drop of blue food coloring to the first piece of slime and knead until the entire piece is blue.

7. Repeat with the other two pieces of slime by adding one drop of pink and one drop of yellow to them.

8. When all three pieces are colored, add them together.

9. Gently knead the fluffy slime until you have a pretty mixture of the rainbow.

10. The longer you knead this slime, the more the colors will become one.

Adapted from: https://www.livinglocurto.com/rainbow-unicorn-fluffy-slime/

Number 3: Playful Unicorn Puppets

Supplies

white heavy cardstock

silver cardstock

3/4-inch circle punch

small googly eyes

multi-colored yarn

hole punch

pink marker

scissors

tacky glue

glue stick

Instructions

1. From your white heavy cardstock, cut out a unicorn body, neck and head, and two ears. See the picture collage below for reference. Cut out a shiny silver horn from your silver cardstock.

2. Punch four 3/4-inch holes in the bottom of the unicorn body with your circle punch. These are the puppet holes for your fingers.

3. Glue the unicorn head and neck onto the body. Then glue on your ears and unicorn horn.

3. Cut several small pieces of multi-colored yarn. Put a line of tacky glue along the back of the unicorn neck and right at the top of the head and glue on all of your yarn pieces.

4. Punch out a hole at the end of the unicorn body with your hole punch so you can attach a tail. Cut a strand of yarn, probably about a foot long. I just cut it to a length where I had several different colors showing. Fold the piece of yarn in half. Thread the folded end of the yarn up through the tail hole so that you’ll have a loop. Thread the other end of the yarn through the loop and pull it closed tightly around the tail hole. See picture collage above for reference. Cut off any excess yarn at the end of the tail.

6. Finish your playful unicorn puppets by gluing on a googly eye and using your pink marker to draw a nostril and mouth on your unicorn.

Now it’s time for play!

Place four fingers into the holes on the bottom of the unicorn body and gallop, gallop your gorgeous and magical unicorn puppets all over your house.

Adapted from: https://iheartcraftythings.com/playful-unicorn-puppets.html

Number 4: Unicorn Poop Cookies

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Mix (You can make your own, but we just used store bought from a bag in the baking aisle)

Gel Dye Food Coloring (Try these natural food dyes)

Sprinkles (We used stars and silver sugar)

Instructions

1. Mix up the sugar cookie dough according to the package.

2. Split the dough equally into bowls. (You need one bowl for each color, so if you use four dyes like we did, then you will need four bowls.)

3. Stir the dye into the bowl and let it chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

4. Take out your dough and  split it up into cookie sized pieces. Now you can sort of mix the dough together so it looks like a rainbow swirl. (Don’t overmix, or you will end up mixing all the pretty colors together.

5. Roll it out into a snake and spin it around until it looks like a piece of poop.

6. Cook according to package directions and add the sprinkles!

Number 5: Sparkly Footprint Unicorn Craft

Supplies

Colorful sheet of paper

White paint

Another color of paint

Glitter glue or glitter paint

Black marker

Instructions
1. Start by placing a white footprint in the center of the page. I think it looks best if placed on a slight tilt.

2. Next, paint on the white part of the hair and the horn Add  streaks of a second color paint if you’d like. You may even wish to make the horn striped.

3. Use glitter glue or glitter paint to add sparkly streaks to the hair. We also added glitter glue to the horn.

4. Optional: The corners of the construction paper were cut using decorative scissors giving it a nice frame when the white paper was placed behind it. Behind the white is a black sheet of cardstock cut to size.

Adapted from: https://funhandprintartblog.com/cute-footprint-unicorn.html

Number 6: DIY Unicorn Masks

Supplies

Printer

Paper

Colored pencils

Elastic band

Staples

Scissors

Instructions

1. Print out the free pdf: 

https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/unicorn-mask.pdf

2. Cute out unicorn mask

3. Color in desired areas

4. Staple elastic band on to mask

5. Have fun!

Number 7: No-Sew DIY Unicorn Sleeping Masks

Materials

White, pink, blue and black felt

Scissors

Hot glue

Gold sequined ribbon

Elastic

Pencil

printable unicorn mask template - download yours here.

Directions

1) Begin by printing and cutting your free printable unicorn mask template. Trace each part onto colored felt according to the design, and cut.

2) Start hot gluing the hair, eyelids and ears onto the white unicorn part.

3) Glue the sequined ribbon in a zigzag fashion onto the horn of the unicorn.

4) Measure how much elastic you'll need for your little unicorns and cut. Hot glue to to the back of the masks.

5) Cut another template of the unicorn face onto white felt. this will be the back of your mask. Glue it onto the back of the mask to hide the elastic and give it  a better finish.

6) Your mask is ready to be used. Sweet dreams!

Adapted from: https://www.birdsparty.com/products/unicorn-mask-printable-template

Number 8: Paper Plate Unicorn

Supplies

Large Paper Plate

Hole Punch

Colorful Tye Dye Yarn

Craft Scissors

Cardstock {white, gold & pink}

School Glue

Stapler

Black Marker

Large Wiggle Eyes

Directions

1. First have children hole punch FIVE holes {a small section of space between each} on the rim of their paper plate. Set aside.

2. Now grab your yarn and cut THREE 5″ inch strands of yarn per hole punch on the paper plate {15 strands total for each unicorn} Go ahead and thread/tie three strands together in each hole punched hole. This will be the unicorns hair. At this point in time you can also trim down the hair if you like {or add more yarn if desired!}

3. Next grab your cardstock. Cut out a unicorn horn, two ears and mouth out of the cardstock.

4. To finish off the Paper Plate Unicorn, have children staple/glue their cardstock pieces and wiggle eyes to the paper plate. At this point in time you can also add other embellishments you see fit. Then display proudly!

Adapted from: https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2017/01/paper-plate-unicorn-kid-craft.html

Number 9: Easy 3D Paper Unicorn Decoration

Materials
One sheet of white

A4 paper (we used printer paper)

Some colored paper scraps (or use pens to decorate some white paper)

Some gold paper (or use silver foil or make your unicorn horn pink!)

Glue stick

Bakers Twine for hanging (we used this gorgeous Blue & White Twine

Pens for decorating

Preparing the Unicorn Head

1. Sketch out your unicorn head or use our unicorn template. You will need 2 of these facing in opposite directions (draw one, get two pieces of paper, cut 2 at the same time.. flip one over)

2. Add details in pen – e.g. for the ear, eyes and nose

3. Now it is time to cute some rainbow paper strips – I cute red, orange, yellow, green and blue – I made them very narrow – 2mm wide and about 3-4 cm long (but you will trim them later).

4. Add a little glue to your unicorn head… and start sticking down your mane. Stick it as neatly to the edges as you can as sometimes the line is visible through the white paper.

5. Add the golden horn

6. Add some extra mane to the other side of the horn, so it matches both sides. Trim the mane if need be!

7. Glue on your second head piece, so that your paper unicorn is pretty on both sides.

Preparing the Paper Unicorn Tail

A an extra red, orange, yellow, green and blue strip of paper – again approximately 2mm wide and 3-4 cm long and put those to one side

Preparing the Paper Unicorn Legs

1. Cut strips of white paper 1cm wide and 2-3 cms long.

2. Cut gold strips of paper – approximately 1cm wide 1.5cm long. Fold in half. You don’t have to use the gold, you can use pens to draw on some hooves too.

3. Glue over the bottom of the white strips of paper to form a golden hoof. Trim to neaten.

4. Put to one side.

Make your Paper Unicorn “Bauble” Body

1. Cut 9-10 white circles (you can use our template for size)

2. Fold the circles in half.

3. Add glue to one half of the circle and lay a second circle on top.

4. Continue until all half circles a stuck together.

5. Now cut a longish piece of bakers twine – measure it against the bauble and head to see that it is long enough for hanging. Double it and make a knot one end.

6. Add LOTS of glue to the spine of the bauble, as well as one side of the bauble. Place your Unicorn Tail pieces on the paper to have a “pointing up” tail. Add your Bakers Twine to the centre of the spine.

7. Now take the first piece of paper and connect to the last piece. You should now have a paper bauble, with a rainbow tail and hanging from Baker’s twine!

Final Assembly of your Paper Unicorn

1. For the last step, take your unicorn head you made earlier. Find the paper bauble part that is more or less opposite the tail and glue into position.

2. Finally add one leg to the segment where the tail is, one leg to segment where the head is.

Adapted from: https://www.redtedart.com/paper-unicorn-decoration/