DIY Paper Cup Horse Craft

Take a paper cup, some paint, and a few paper pieces and turn them into an adorable horse craft! Check out this tutorial and printable template for a paper cup horse craft activity. Perfect kid craft for school or camp.

Paper Cup Horse HERO 2

Easy Horse Crafts for Kids

Horse themed crafts for kids are great activities! You can use them to compliment a lesson at school or a camp theme. Kids love working with art supplies to make something beautiful. (Actually, many adults enjoy crafting, too!)

Take a look at some of the other horse crafts for kids that we have shared on the blog:

Horse Paper Cup Craft FB Image

Paper Cup Horse Supplies

You will need the following supplies to make this craft:

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.

Paper Cup Horse Supplies

How to Make a Paper Cup Horse

Follow these steps to make a cute paper cup horse!

1. Print out our template and glue the entire page to a white file folder.

Paper Cup Template and Glue

2. Carefully cut out the pieces with your scissors.

Paper Cup Horse Scissors

3. Mix a bit of white paint with a some of the burnt sienna paint to make a lighter brown. Paint the entire cup with this color paint. Let dry.

Painting Cup

4. Paint the bottom half of the cup with the burnt sienna paint color.

Painting Stripes on Cup

5. Paint the other pieces the following colors: pair of ears (burnt Sienna mixed with white paint) and the mane pieces (black paint).

Painting Ears and Mane

6. Fold the mane in half horizontally.

Painted Mane

7. Use glue to attach the mane and ears to the cup.

Ears on Cup
Mane on Cup Sides

8. Glue a pair of google eyes on the front of the horse’s face.

Eyes on Horse Cup Craft

9. For the final step, use the marker to draw a nose and mouth on your horse’s face.

Eyes on Horse Cup Craft

That’s it!

Your craft is finished. How adorable are these?

Completed Horse Cup Craft

Please let us know if you give this one a try! We would love to hear how it turned out for you! If you post a picture of the final craft on social media, feel free to tag us. We love seeing our DIYs in action!


Paper Cup Horse Craft PIN

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