DIY Paper Plate Horse Craft For Kids

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Discover how to transform simple paper plates into adorable horse crafts with this easy DIY guide. Perfect for kids, this fun activity enhances creativity and motor skills. Learn step-by-step with our easy instructions and crafty tips. Start crafting your cute paper plate horses today!

DIY Paper Plate Horse Craft Tutorial

This paper plate horse craft is an excellent activity for kids of all ages. It’s quick, inexpensive, and the end results are super cute! Children can proudly display their horse crafts in their rooms or share them as gifts with friends and family.


Supplies needed to Make A DIY Paper Plate Horse

  • Dessert-sized paper plates
  • Cardstock in light brown, black, and white
  • Black and pink paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Template (download here)

How To Make A DIY Paper Plate Horse

Step 1: Prepare the Paper Plates

Start by painting one paper plate black and the other a dark chocolate brown. These will form the faces of your horses, so make sure the paint covers the plates well. Allow them to dry completely before moving to the next step. We like to blow them dry with a hair blow dryer to speed up the process!

Step 2: Cut Out the Template Pieces

While your plates are drying, use the cardstock and our free template to cut out the various parts of the horse’s face. You’ll need light brown cardstock for the mouth, mane, and inner ears. The brown horse will need darker brown cardstock for its outer ears.

Step 3: Assemble the Faces:

Once your plates are dry, it’s time to start assembling your horses. First, glue the inner and outer ears to the top of each plate. Then, attach the mane by gluing it just behind the ears, allowing it to flow down the plate.

Next, place the mouth area below the ears, centering it on the plate. This is also made from light brown cardstock.

Step 3: Add The Facial Features and Bring It to Life!

For the eyes, stick googly eyes on the plates above the mouth area. These will instantly bring your horse characters to life.

Use a black marker to draw in the nostrils and a playful smirk for the mouth. This adds personality to each horse.

Finally, use pink paint to dab on some rosy cheeks, giving your horses a cheerful and lively appearance.

With this craft, kids get to unleash their creativity and perhaps discover a new favorite hobby. So, saddle up for a great crafting adventure that’s sure to gallop its way into your hearts

Crafty Tips:

  • Personalize Your Horses: Encourage your kids to customize their horses. They can use different colors for the mane or add patterns to the cardstock.
  • Use Templates: If cutting freehand is challenging, you can create or download simple templates for the horse’s ears, mouth, and mane here.
  • Make it Educational: Discuss the different parts of a horse while crafting, or integrate some fun facts about horses to make this activity educational as well as fun.

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