Hobby Horse
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Hobby Horse

Make an adorable hobby horse!
Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Elmer’s® Glue-All®
  • Elmer’s® 3D Washable Paint Pens™
  • Tube Sock – White
  • Cotton Balls
  • Scissors
  • Marker – Black
  • String
  • Yarn
  • Rubber Bands
  • Cardboard Square, 4"

Project Instructions


Step 1 Stuff a white tube sock with cotton balls up to the heel. Insert a dowel rod and continue stuffing the sock with cotton balls until there is about 3"-4" of the cuff left unstuffed.

Step 2 Tie a piece of string tightly around the cuff to hold the rod in place.

Step 3 Pull up on the sock near the heel to make the horse’s two ears. Wrap a rubber band at the base of each ear to hold it in place.

Step 4 Create eyes, a nose, and a mouth using a marker and Elmer’s® 3D Washable Paint Pens™. Let the paint dry completely.

Step 5 To make the horse’s mane, lay a short piece of yarn across the cardboard square. Then, take about seven yards of yarn and wrap the yarn around the cardboard in the opposite direction of the short piece of yarn.

Step 6 Tie the wrapped yarn with the short piece of yarn. Cut the wrapped yarn at the bottom under the cardboard, not where it is tied.

Step 7 Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to make a second mane.

Step 8 Glue the first mane to the sock in front of the ears so that the yarn falls down around the horse’s eyes and ears. Glue the second mane behind the first. Let the glue dry completely.

Step 9 Have fun playing with your home-made hobby horse!

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Elmer's Products