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Preschool Horse Craft Ideas

written by: Sharon Dominica • edited by: Tania Cowling • updated: 9/11/2012

Looking for some preschool horse craft ideas? Here are some crafts that children will love and enjoy.

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    Here is a collection of preschool horse craft ideas that you can use with a horse theme for preschool children. Use these crafts and activities to teach children about horses. Some of these activities are very simple and can be done by the child independently, whereas some may need help from a teacher. Hope you enjoy them.

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    Yarn Horse Craft:

    Use scissors to cut yarn into really small pieces so that it looks like powder. You can do this easily by winding yarn around your fingers and then cutting from one end. Use a brown colored yarn for best results. On a piece of paper, draw out the outline of a horse. Once you have a lot of yarn cut, spread craft glue all over the horse. Sprinkle yarn pieces on it. Shake off the excess yarn pieces and allow to dry.

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    Paper Tearing Craft:

    For this craft too, you will need an outline of a horse. You can draw it on your own, or print it from the Internet. Then provide magazines to the children. Help them to find the color brown in the magazine pictures, and tear small pieces of paper from it. You will end up with a collection of tiny pieces of brown paper in different shades. Glue these all over the horse. Your paper mosaic horse is ready.

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    Toilet Roll Horse Craft:

    You will need two old toilet paper rolls for this craft. Spread glue all over both the rolls. Wind brown wool yarn around the two rolls to cover the entire surface of the rolls. Allow it to dry. Next, cut one-fourth length of one of the toilet rolls. Now use tape to attach the shorter toilet roll perpendicularly on the top of the longer toilet roll in such a way that the longer roll forms the horizontal body of the horse and the shorter roll forms the vertical neck and head of the horse. Draw out the face shape of a horse, on a piece of posterboard, decorate it, and cut it out. Include ears in your drawing. Use craft glue to attach this face to the top of the second toilet roll. To make feet, roll paper to form small sticks, glue the end, and cut it to a desired length. Pierce four holes into the bottom of the body of the horse and insert the four legs. Inserting them at an angle will make it easier for the horse to stand. Tape a few long threads of yarn together and attach to the back of the horse to make a tail. Similarly, you can glue yarn pieces to the neck of the horse to form a mane. Your horse is ready. Children will love showing it off to their family.

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    Horse Face Mask:

    Draw out the outline of a horse-shaped face onto heavy paper or posterboard. Get the children to color it. Cut out two holes for the eyes of the horse, matching the eye area of the child. Pierce two smaller holes near the sides of the horse face. Insert pieces of ribbon and tie them to these holes. Use the ribbon to tie the mask around the child’s face. The children can now make horse sounds and gallop around the room.

    Thus these are some preschool horse craft ideas that you can use with a horse or western theme. Continue to browse through www.brighthub.com for more ideas related to early childhood education.

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