How To Make A DIY Stick Horse ~ Dollar Store Party Favors


Here’s how to create a DIY Stick Horse.  Because these were going to be a party favor, I knew that I needed an inexpensive version.  So I headed to the dollar store.DIY Stick Horse Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar store. How to make stick horses in bulk!

DIY Stick Horse

Let me start by saying that I can not sew.  So these DIY stick horses are no-sew.  One of the activities in Mr. Monster’s Justin Time Party was a horse race.  I needed to create a dozen stick horses quickly and inexpensively. So we headed to the dollar store and grabbed one dozen oven mitts.  **Edited to add: Over 6 months later and these oven mitt stick horses have held up.  Mr. Monster “rides” his through the house at least once a day.

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What you’ll need to create your DIY stick horse:

How to create a no sew stick horse.

Start by attaching an eye on each side of your oven mitt using hot glue.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar storeNext, glue together your two cups and push them into the large section of the oven mitt. This helps your horse keep its shape.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar store No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar store Stick Horse DIY-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar store

For the hair, start by measuring the length of the oven mitt onto your dowel and adding a few inches.  Mark that spot with a pencil.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar storeThen wrap the dowel in yarn up to your mark. Secure the yarn with a bit of hot glue.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar storeGrab a piece of cardboard that is the length you want your hair to be. Then wrap your yarn around the cardboard about 50-60 times.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar storeRemove the yarn from the cardboard and place it around your dowel. Start spreading the yarn across the wrapped portion of the dowel. Try to make the top of your dowel have more hair than the rest.  Once the yarn is in position, run hot glue along the yarn and wiggle the yarn in the glue to create a good hold.  Last, snip the loops so that they turn into strands.

To attach the head to the stick, run a bead of hot glue down one end of the dowel and push it down onto one side of the open oven mitt.  Repeat on the other side.

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Attach a piece of ribbon around the nose of the horse.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar storeFinally, attach a long piece of ribbon to either side of the head.

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If you want to create this in bulk, I recommend completing each step for each of your horses before moving onto the next.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar storeWe placed all of our horses into a tall laundry basket and placed it at the start of the race.No Sew Stick Horse-Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar storeThe kids went running when they saw all the stick horses. And they were off to the races.Justin Time Party Activity for a Justin Time themed party based off of the Netflix original show Justin Time Go

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Don’t forget to pin this DIY Stick Horse to your Crafts Pinterest board!DIY Stick Horse Tutorial for creating diy horses with cheap supplies from the dollar store. How to make stick horses in bulk!

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