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Do your kids love unicorns? If so, you NEED this unicorn paper plate craft! To make it easy for you, I’ve got a free unicorn template for you, too!
Paper plate crafts tend to be popular with preschool moms and teachers. They provide an inexpensive way to let preschoolers express their creativity. This unicorn craft is no exception!
Unicorn Paper Plate Craft
Arts and crafts help preschoolers express their creativity while building motor skills. Kids build fine motor muscles when they cut out the unicorn and twist the chenille stem in this unicorn paper craft.
What You’ll Need
-unicorn template (download it below)
–heavy duty paper plate (the stiff kind with raised edges)
–pipe cleaners in rainbow colors plus silver
–markers (pink, yellow, purple, and mint green)
What You’ll Do
Before you get started, gather your craft supplies. Download and print the free unicorn craft template.
To begin, paint the paper plate with blue water colors. Then, set it aside to dry.
While the plate is drying, color the unicorn with markers. Add google eyes to the unicorn, and cut it out.
Now, curl a pipe cleaner around one of your markers to make a spring.
Straighten one end of the pipe cleaner, and attach it to the back of the unicorn with tape.
To make the rainbow, draw 5 dots on the edge of the plate going from the outside moving inwards. Repeat this with the other edge of the plate.
Using those marks as guidelines, poke holes using the scissors.
Feed the ends of the pipe cleaners in these holes, Line up the pipe cleaners to form a rainbow on the correct side of the plate. Twist the loose ends together to secure the rainbow on the bottom of the plate, longer ends can be trimmed with scissors.
Use the glue to attach some cotton balls to the base of the rainbow to create some clouds.
Poke a hole in the center of the plate and feed the unicorn spring pipe cleaner in this hole. Tape on the inside of the plate to secure it.
With a little push, the unicorn flies across the rainbow.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT UNICORNS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of unicorn picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Fancy Nancy and the Quest of the Unicorn – Nancy and Bree are unicorn experts. (That’s a fancy way of saying they know almost everything about them.) When they decide to go on an epic quest to find a unicorn, Freddy and JoJo want to play too…
Not Quite Narwhal – Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he’s always been a little bit different—his tusk isn’t as long, he’s not as good of a swimmer, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him! Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns.
How to Catch a Unicorn – Try to catch one of the world’s most elusive mythical creatures―the unicorn! Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this is the unicorn book of the year!
RESOURCES I LOVE
Your little one will squeal with delight at the sight of all of this magic in one box! Watch as they use their imaginations to create a magical unicorn world over the rainbow!
Give this unicorn sensory toy a vigorous shake and be enchanted by the moving colors, shapes and shimmering glitter. Incorporate sensory play with no mess to clean up!