Kids are drawn to mythical creatures and unicorns are one of the most popular and beautiful creatures in the bunch! Unicorns are loved by kids of all ages and they add a little magic and fun to any craft or activity. To make this cute unicorn, you just need to add nature. Give this no-mess craft today!
Last night we had strong storms rip through our area. In the morning we noticed leaves and flowers on the ground, so we thought this was the perfect opportunity for some nature crafting!
We decided to use the bits of nature scattered on our lawn to make a pretty unicorn with the help of cardboard and double sided tape. I love this craft because it was so easy to whip up and can be recreated for any theme!
This activity is similar to our Sticky Scavenger Hunt, but instead of using contact paper on the board, we placed the double-sided tape on the unicorn mane.
Ready to make a nature unicorn!? Here’s what you’ll need..
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How to Make the Unicorn Craft:
First you need to draw the unicorn. Guess what?! I can’t draw! No really, I can’t.
Enter Pinterest. This is where I searched, “How to draw a unicorn” and this simple step by step tutorial made it super easy! I drew it in pencil first and then outlined it with a black Sharpie. You can always leave out the swirls and curls in the mane because they will be covered with nature and you won’t see it anyways! This will make it even easier to draw the unicorn:)
Add your tape. I quickly added little strips of tape to the sections of the unicorn mane. I tried to follow the lines of the mane, but this step doesn’t need to be perfect.
Now head outside with your kids and start searching for pieces of nature to stick on your unicorn mane! We stopped by our rhododendron bush first and picked some petals and whole flowers off the ground. You can take this time to identify the plants in your yard!
We didn’t have to go very far to find these little leaves scattered about. The green added a nice contrast of color! Smaller pieces of nature are easier to fit inside the lines, so you can either tear or cut nature to make it work.
When you are finished with the unicorn decoration, you can always peel off the pieces of nature, save the board, and try it again another day.
I save all of my cardboard crafts in my closet so they are ready to go for another round of crafting!
Pin it and save it for later!
I hope you give this simple nature activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.