Horse Arts and Crafts Projects

Horse Arts and Crafts Projects

Horse Arts and Crafts Projects

Horse Arts and Crafts Projects for preschoolers through second grade.


We made stick horses for the children to pretend to ride. We had just come back from a field trip to a horse farm. I bought a roll of brown paper that is used to wrap packages in for shipping. Next, I traced horse head shapes (2 for each child). I asked parents to bring in the cardboard rolls that are on the inside of rolls of wrapping paper. We did this during Christmastime, so there were plenty of rolls. Either the teacher can cut out the horse heads, or the children can. To hold the two horse heads together, several things can be done. The teacher can hot glue the heads together, or holes can be punched around the edges of the horse head shape and children can lace the holes with ribbon, or the heads can simply be stapled together. Next, allow the children to color and decorate each side of the horse’s head. Then give children newspaper and have them wad paper up and stuff the horse head. Last, the teacher can hot glue the cardboard roll to the neck of the horse. The kids really loved the finished product!


Talk to someone who owns horses and ask if you can get some old horseshoes.  Have the children paint the horseshoes and make prints on heavy-duty construction paper.


It’s hard to find horse shaped sponges, but never fear!!!  Buy the flat, dehydrated sponges from an art supply store.  Trace horse shapes on them.  Cut them out.  Let the children drop the dehydrated sponges in a bowl of water and watch what happens!!!  Finally, let the children sponge paint with the horse shapes 🙂


I made a stencil top body of a horse with heavy white paper. Children can color their horse body brown, black or resembling an appaloosa. Adding legs wooden cloth pins (X2 per child). You can secure legs with a small amt. of Elmer’s glue. Done this every year and our Head Start children love it!


Make stick horses using paper bags for heads. Cut out eyes, ears, and a mane for the children to glue on. The mane goes along one of the narrow sides and the eyes go on each side of the wide sides. Draw nostrils on the bottom of the bag and a curved mouth at the corners of each of the wide sides below the eyes. Make the sticks with rolled up newspaper, heavy-duty cardboard tubes (can make tubes by rolling up cardboard and taping with duct tape). Insert the stick into the bag as far as it will go and stuff bag around the stick with shredded paper leaving about 4 inches empty at the top. Glue the stick where the bag will gather forming a neck. After gathering the bag around the glue, tie some yarn tightly around the neck. For a more decorative look, you can cover the stick with contact paper. Help the children to think of a name for their horse and write it in large letters down the stick.


We have a western unit and we make horses to ride. We use newspapers rolled up for the body of the horse. We make a head from oak tag. Add yarn for a mane and use the yarn for the halter.


Make your own horse. Using poster board, cut out a horse shape about 4 inches long with NO legs. Use pinch type clothespins for legs (2 of them). They can be colored with markers. Add yarn mane and tails. Write the name of the horse on the back. These horses will stand up and can be played with.


Horse Arts and Crafts Projects

Horse Arts and Crafts Projects for preschoolers through second grade.

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