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If you’re looking for a fun and easy paper plate horse craft that kids of all ages will love, look no further than this simple craft project.
With just a few materials required, this is the perfect horse activity for kids when you need something quick and easy for your horse-loving kiddos to do.
Plus, your kids will love seeing their finished horses galloping around the room. So what are you waiting for? Gather up your supplies and let’s get started!
Paper plate crafts are a great way to keep kids entertained. They’re simple to make and only require a few materials, so they’re the perfect activity when you need something quick and easy.
This paper plate horse craft is the perfect project for young crafters.
How do you make a paper plate horse craft?
This craft is perfect for kids because it’s simple to make and requires only a few materials. It’s the perfect activity when you need something quick and easy.
Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Your kids will love creating their own paper plate horses.
What You’ll Need
- paper plate
- construction paper
- acrylic paint (black and orange)
Paper Plate Horse Craft
Step 1: With scissors, trim the top of the paper plate at an angle from left (lower) to right (higher). Cut the bottom of the paper plate straight across. Then, trim the “ruffle” off the left side of the plate.
Just freehand this part. There is no need for perfection.
Step 2: From the pieces you’ve cut off, cut a triangle shape for an ear, and cut a strip of “ruffle” for the horse’s bangs.
Step 3: Paint the horse. We mixed the black and orange to make the textured look for the horse’s face. And, we used solid black for the mane and the bangs. However, your child can use any color they’d like.
Step 4: Glue the bangs horizontally across the top edge of the paper plate. Next, glue the ear overlapping the bangs and the mane.
Step 5: Cut an oval or circle from white construction paper and shade a small section to create an eye.
Step 6: Finally, glue the eye a little bit under the ear.
Step 7: Use a black marker to draw a spiral for the nostril and a slightly curved line for the mouth.
BOOKS ABOUT HORSES
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool horse 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.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses – This is the story of a young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe’s horses.
The Smallest Horse – This is the story of Trixie, a miniature horse who worries she’s not big enough to have an important job on the ranch.
Horses – There’s a new horse on the farm! He was just born yesterday, but he already weighs 100 pounds and can stand all by himself. Kids will love following this little colt through his first two years of life in this very young nonfiction Pictureback that’s simple and fun enough to be read as a story.
More Horse Posts to Explore
If you are looking for more horse-themed activities to round out your lesson plan, you are going to love the following posts!
- Kentucky Derby Activities for Kids
- Paper Bag Horse Craft for Kids
- Horse Books for Toddlers
- Horse Books for Boys
- Kentucky Unit Study Crafts
- Nonfiction Horse Books
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES
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- paper plate
- construction paper
- acrylic paint
- Cut the paper plate.
- Paint the paper plate pieces. We mixed orange paint and black paint to get the textured look in our finished project. Let the paint dry.
- Glue the bangs to the top of the horse's head.
- Glue the ear on top of the bangs.
- Cut a circle out of white paper and shade a portion of it to look like an eye.
- Glue the eye below the ear.
- Draw a spiral line for the nostril and a slightly curved line for the mouth.
- Now, your horse is ready to be put on display.