This horse paper craft takes cuteness to the next level! The “flowing” (yarn) mane adds the perfect bit of flair to your horse craft. Make up a whole herd of these horses and use them to decorate your house or barn!
Horse Paper Craft
Okay, this craft is just too adorable! The horse is cute enough, but then check out that mane! Use yarn to give your horse craft a distinct 3-dimensional look. Feel free to swap out the paint and yarn colors however you’d like to make any horse color combination you want.
I’m excited to add this horse craft to the blog today. Our DIY collection is really growing! Make sure you take a look at the previous crafts I have posted while you’re here.
Some of my favorites include:
- Horse Topper Mason Jar Lids Craft
- Paper Plate Horse Craft for Kids
- Horse Themed Painted Rocks
- Tissue Paper Horse Suncatcher Craft
- Clothespin Horse Craft for Kids
These crafts are all great options for summer camp, DIY time at home, party activities and more.
Yarn Mane Horse Craft Supplies
Another reason that this craft is a great choice? The supply list is pretty minimal. In fact, you most likely have most or all of these items around the house!
- Brown Kraft paper
- Hot glue gun (and glue)
- Acrylic paint (we used the color burnt sienna)
- Paint brush
How to Make a Yarn Mane Horse Paper Craft
Follow the directions below to make your own yarn mane horses!
1. Sketch a horse head on a piece of kraft paper (or trace a cut out horse head pattern like this image.)
2. Cut out a horse head using scissors from the kraft paper. (Our example shows two, but you only need one per craft.)
3. Paint the kraft paper horse head(s) with the brown acrylic paint. Feel free to use any paint color you would like. Set the painted paper aside for a few minutes to dry.
4. While your painted horse head is drying, grab your yarn and plug in your hot glue gun.
5. Cut the yarn into small pieces for the mane. Cut more yarn for a fuller mane, less yarn for a thinner mane. After your paint has dried completely, flip the horse head over and apply hot glue to the back (in a line along the mane side) and carefully and quickly, press the yarn into the glue.
6. That’s it! Feel free to trim your mane to an even length (or don’t trim it for a wild, unruly look!). Optional: use a sharpie marker to draw a face on your horse.
I hope you enjoy this one! If you decide to give the craft a try, let us know how it turned out! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture of your project!