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Noni the Pony

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Create your very own Noni the Pony for Book Week 2019, based on the book Noni the Pony by Alison Lester. This simple paper craft activity is great for all ages!
  • Step 1Print out the template provided. Cut out your template and glue it to the watercolour paper for a sturdier base for decorating. Cut out your pieces. Adult supervision is recommended when using scissors.
  • Step 2Take your hole punch and carefully punch out the holes in the template as indicated by the circles. You will also need to punch holes where the X’s are – these indicate where the paper fasteners will be going.
  • Step 3Turn your pieces over so the watercolour paper is facing up. Use watercolour paints to decorate your pony. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Add character to your pony with some wiggle eyes and a smiling face.
  • Step 5Lay the pieces onto each other before you begin so you know which legs will go where. The body of the pony will sit between the legs. Slide paper fasteners through the corresponding holes and bend the back of the paper fasteners to hold in place while still allowing easy movement.
  • Step 6Cut 18 pieces of wool, each measuring 12cm long. Take a piece and fold in half. Thread the looped end into one of the holes along the pony's neck and loop the 2 ends over and through the loop to create a slip knot as shown.
  • Step 7Repeat Step 6 with another piece in the same hole. Continue this technique using 2 pieces in each hole until the mane is full.
  • Step 8Cut 12 pieces of wool, each measuring 6cm long. Use the same technique as the mane to fasten 3 pieces of wool on each foot - one around each edge and then a third around the centre.
  • Step 9Cut 5 pieces of wool, each measuring 26cm long. Hold all in a bundle and fold in half, threading the looped end through the tail hole. Fasten as with the mane and feet by pushing the free ends over and through the loop.
  • Step 10Finish by attaching a wooden dowel to the back of your pony using permanent glue dots. Noni the Pony is now ready to go on an adventure!

Materials used in this activity

Paper Fasteners - Pack of 100
Optional
Product Code: 11243
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
10 to 19 $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST) 20 or more $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Plastic Ruler - 30cm
Optional
Product Code: 12295
EACH $1.65 (inc GST) $1.50 (ex GST)
40 or more $0.99 (inc GST) $0.90 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Glue Stick - 40g
Optional
Product Code: 13974
EACH $2.75 (inc GST) $2.50 (ex GST)
10 to 49 $2.20 (inc GST) $2.00 (ex GST) 50 or more $1.38 (inc GST) $1.25 (ex GST)
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Micador Stay Anywhere Permanent Pens - Pack of 12
Optional
Product Code: 14216
EACH $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $17.59 (inc GST) $15.99 (ex GST)          
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Mont Marte Watercolour Palette - Pack of 36
Optional
Product Code: 14976
EACH $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
24 or more $13.19 (inc GST) $11.99 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Glue Dots - Permanent - Pack of 300
Optional
Product Code: 15173
EACH $14.29 (inc GST) $12.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $8.57 (inc GST) $7.79 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 15518
EACH $3.30 (inc GST) $3.00 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 16477
EACH $2.75 (inc GST) $2.50 (ex GST)
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Wooden Dowel - Natural - Pack of 25
Optional
Product Code: 18144
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $3.84 (inc GST) $3.49 (ex GST)          
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Hole Punch - Each
Optional
Product Code: 18765
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $4.11 (inc GST) $3.74 (ex GST)          
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Watercolour Paper Pad - A4 - 15 Sheets
Optional
Product Code: 18985
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
12 to 23 $9.89 (inc GST) $8.99 (ex GST) 24 or more $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)
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