DIY Horse Pencil Topper Craft

Dress up that boring pencil with this adorable craft! Use sponge paper to make a horse pencil topper. See below for a printable template and step-by-step directions to make your own.

Horse Pencil Topper HERO

Classic Felt Crafts

There is something so simple and classic about felt crafts. I have used felt for many different DIY projects over my lifetime and always seem to come back to them after a long break. It is an easy material to find in stores, the cost is extremely budget-friendly, and you can use it for a wide variety of crafts.

For today’s craft, I am going to show you how to make horse pencil toppers. The example that I made uses sponge paper which I would describe as a sort of hybrid between felt and foam. It is thin like felt but rigid like foam. If you cannot find the sponge paper that we used, felt should work just fine as a substitute!

Pencil toppers are a fun way to decorate a pencil or pen. They can serve as great party favors and also work well for a “make-and-take” type craft. If you work with kids in a school or camp setting, these pencil toppers would compliment any unit on farms, barnyard animals, etc.

Felt Horse Pencil Topper

See below for a supply list and a step-by-step tutorial to make these cute horses.

You can customize them by using any colors of sponge paper or felt that you want.

Let’s get crafting!

Horse Pencil Topper Supplies

Here’s a list of the supplies you will need to make these pencil toppers:

Printable template: Grab the printable template.

NOTE: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.

Felt Horse Pencil Topper Supplies

How to Make Horse Pencil Topper

Follow these steps to make your own horse pencil topper!

1. Print the template provided and carefully cut the pieces out using scissors.

Felt Horse Template Sketch

2. Use the cut pieces as a pattern to draw similar ones on the dark pink and light pink sponge colored paper.

Tracing on Felt

3. Carefully cut out the pieces of sponge paper out using scissors.

Felt pieces ready to glue

4. Using glue, attach the matching pieces together. Attach each side to leave some room in the middle of the light pink pieces for pencil insertion.

Felt Horse Pencil Topper Prep a

5. Glue a googly eye to each side of the horse’s head.

Felt Horse Pencil Topper Prep b

6. Draw a smile and a nostril on each side of the horse’s face with the black marker.

Felt Horse Pencil Topper Prep c

That’s it!

Place the horse on the eraser end of a pencil and it’s finished.

Finished Felt Horse Pen Topper in hand
Felt Horse Pencil Topper FB Image

Be sure to check out the rest of our DIY projects!

If you happen to make this craft, let us know how it turned out for you! Feel free to tag us if you post a picture on social media – we love seeing our printables in action!


Horse Felt Pencil Topper Craft PIN

2 thoughts on “DIY Horse Pencil Topper Craft”

  1. Thank you for sharing your design and pattern with us. I make small items for a kindergarten class. I cannot crochet right now but I can hand sew so I was looking for a cute pony/horse pencil topper and I found yours. thanks


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