The baby horse is a crowd favorite in the world of arts and crafts; the well-loved and well-known face, outline, and silhouette make it easy to use in different horse crafts projects, even by kids! The following are just some of the baby horse craft projects you can do on your own or with your child.
Baby Horse Craft Ideas
DIY Rocking Horse – As your child grows and learns to take its first step, it’s time to upgrade the rocking crib to a rocking horse. Not the simplest project around, but definitely worth the effort.
Dala Horse Party Craft – What’s interesting about this craft is that it’s best when done in a children’s party where every child gets to design their own baby horse. Simple, fun, and cheap, this arts and crafts activity is perfect for younger children.
Cardboard Tube Horse – Pretty and geometric, the cardboard tube horse is a great project for a mini farm setup or simply as a desk buddy.
Baby Horse Tire Swing – A beautiful and crafty twist to the classic tire swing, the baby horse tire swing breathes new life into your old, worn-out tires.
Wacky Baby Horse Cupcakes – These baby horse cupcakes are probably some of the cutest cupcakes around, with their cartoony eyes and darling smiles.
My Little Pony Costume – Creating a costume is much more fun, and depending on the creativity of the persons making it, can look much better than store-bought costumes. This My Little Pony costume not only looks adorable, but is also easy to make. (Note that while technically, ponies aren’t horses, they look close enough to merit being a part of this list)
Pool Noodle Hobby Horse – Have some unused pool noodles lying around? This 10-minute craft will breathe new life and purpose into it.
No-Bake Horse Cookies – Can’t bake? No problem! These cookies look and taste great, but take only minutes to make.
No-Sew Felt Horse Head Candy Cane Cover – A fun arts and crafts project for the holidays that doesn’t require sewing skills!
No-Sew Horse Puppet – Looking for an adorable horse puppet to entertain your kids? This no-sew horse puppet is quick and easy to make, and looks really cute with its googly eyes.
Mini Canvas Art – Perfect for playrooms and bedrooms, this cute mini canvas art can display whichever animal you like, from horses to elephants.
Stuffed Baby Horse Stick – This friendly, plushy companion will stick with your kid for many years to come. Take note, however, that this project will go a lot smoother if you aren’t a complete beginner in sewing, as some techniques required could be difficult for beginners.
Horse Head from Thread – The beauty of art is that you can create unexpected masterpieces from even the most mundane materials. This project shows you just how easy it can be to bring a boring pack of threads to life in just minutes!
Horse Stamps – Baby horses look adorable on stationaries, envelopes, etc; this DIY horse stamp kit lets you create custom simple baby horse stamps to help decorate and embellish your other arts and crafts projects with cute baby horses!
Baby Horse Storage Jars – It’s one thing to recycle jars, but another to actually make them pleasing to the eye. This project helps you make chic and absolutely gorgeous jars with baby horses on top for that extra bit of charm.
My Little Pony Snow Globe – If you can trust your child around more fragile, glass items, then try this cute DIY snow globe craft out; it doesn’t require a whole lot of materials and time to make a snow globe, but the results are spectacular.
Horse Head Shadow Paper Craft – A simple activity to show kids the beauty of shadows and its potential for art, this project is a perfect entry point into silhouette portraits.
Horse Toilet Paper Roll Craft – This is an excellent project in recycled arts and crafts; it’s easy, fun to make, and good for the environment.
Paper Bag Horse Craft – Need a puppet but don’t have additional threads lying around? This paper bag horse craft needs nothing more than your regular paper lunch bag and your basic art materials like paper, scissors, glue, crayons, etc.
Clay Flower Pot Baby Horse – This is a more advanced project, so if you’re looking for a challenging project to take on with your kid, this outside baby horse is a fun project to try.
10 More Adorable Baby Horse Crafts Ideas
Make a Horse Mask
What You’ll Need
- Basic horse mask template
- Construction paper in your desired colors
- Glue or tape
- Markers, crayons, or paints (optional)
- Print out the basic horse mask template. Tip: If you don’t have a printer, you can draw your own horse mask template on a piece of paper.
- Cut out the pieces of the template.
- Trace the pieces onto construction paper and cut them out.
- Assemble the horse mask by gluing or taping the pieces together.
- Decorate the mask with markers, crayons, or paints, if desired.
- Put on the mask and enjoy!
Popsicle Stick Horse Craft
This popsicle stick horse craft is perfect for younger kids who are just starting to learn how to craft. It’s simple, easy, and fun!
To make this popsicle stick horse, you will need:
- Popsicle sticks (at least 6)
- Construction paper
- Markers or crayons
- Begin by glueing together 3 popsicle sticks to form the horse’s body.
- Cut two small rectangles out of construction paper and glue them onto the back of the popsicle sticks to create the horse’s hind legs.
- Cut two slightly larger rectangles out of construction paper and glue them onto the front of the popsicle sticks to create the horse’s front legs.
- To make the horse’s head, glue two popsicle sticks together at a 90 degree angle. Then, glue on a small rectangle of construction paper for the nose. Draw on eyes and a mouth with markers or crayons.
- Finally, glue the head onto the body.
- Your popsicle stick horse is now complete! You can get creative and add other details like a mane or a tail. Have fun!
Horse Hand Print Craft
This hand print horse craft is a great way to commemorate your child’s love for horses. It’s simple to make and looks adorable too!
All you need is a piece of paper, some paint, and some googly eyes. Start by painting your child’s hand brown (or any other color of your choice). Next, press their hand onto the paper to create the horse’s body. Once it dries, add on the details like the mane, tail, and eyes. And that’s it! Your child now has a cute hand print horse craft that they can hang up in their room.
Horse Finger Puppet Craft
This finger puppet horse craft is perfect for kids who love to play pretend. It’s simple to make and so much fun to play with!
What You’ll Need:
- Construction paper
- Markers or crayons (optional)
- Start by cutting a horse head shape out of construction paper.
- Cut out two small circles for the eyes and a triangle for the nose. Glue these onto the horse head.
- Next, cut out a long rectangle for the neck and glue it onto the back of the head.
- For the mane, you can either use construction paper or real horsehair. If you’re using construction paper, cut out thin strips and glue them onto the neck. If you’re using horsehair, tie it onto the neck with string or tape.
- Finally, add a tail by gluing on a small strip of construction paper or horsehair.
Your horse finger puppet is now complete
Tissue Paper Horse Craft
This tissue paper horse craft is beautiful and so easy to make! All you need is some tissue paper, a cardboard tube, and some glue.
- Start by cutting the tissue paper into small strips.
- Next, glue the tissue paper to the cardboard tube to create the horse’s body. Once it dries, you can add on the details like the mane, tail, and eyes.
- Finally, paint it however you want and your horse craft is finished!
Paper Plate Horse Craft
This simple paper plate horse craft is perfect for younger kids who are just starting to learn how to craft. It’s easy, fun, and looks adorable too!
All you need is
- A paper plate
- Some paint
- Construction paper
- To begin, paint your paper plate brown. This will be the horse’s body.
- Once the paint is dry, cut out a mane and tail from construction paper.
- Glue these onto the plate. You can also add some spots or other markings, if you like.
- Finally, cut out two ears and glue them on top of the horse’s head. Your paper plate horse is now complete!
Clothespin Horse Craft
This clothespin horse craft is simple but so cute! All you need is some paint, some clothespins, and some ribbon or yarn.
Start by painting the clothespins brown (or any other color of your choice). Once they dry, add on the details like the mane, tail, and eyes. Finally, tie a piece of ribbon or yarn around the top of the clothespin to create the horse’s neck. And that’s it! Your child now has a cute little clothespin horse craft to play with.
Horse Sticker Craft
This sticker horse craft is perfect for kids who love stickers! It’s simple to make and so much fun to put together.
Start by finding some pictures of horses online or in magazines. Next, cut out the horses and glue them onto a piece of paper. You can either make a single horse or a whole herd of horses! Finally, add some finishing touches like the mane, tail, and eyes. And that’s it! Your child now has their very own sticker horse craft.
Paper Bag Horse Craft
This simple paper bag horse craft is perfect for younger kids who are just starting to learn how to craft. It’s easy, fun, and looks adorable too!
What You’ll Need:
- One brown paper lunch bag
- Two pipe cleaners
- Markers or crayons (optional)
- Cut the bottom off of the paper bag, and then cut a horse head shape out of one side of the bag.
- Tape the two pipe cleaners to the back of the horse head for the ears.
- Draw a face on the horse, if desired.
- Fold down the top of the paper bag to make a neck, and then tape it in place.
- Cut four legs out of the paper bag, and tape them to the bottom of the horse body.
Gallop on to Your Next Project!
As you can see, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making baby horse-inspired arts and crafts projects. Try your hand at some of them and see which ones you enjoy; who knows? Perhaps you’ll find a fun new creative tradition in the years to come. Happy DIYing! #justcraftingaround
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.