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Farm Animals & the Land

Fun, creative activities for kids, including kids craft ideas to keep them amused for hours!

Carousel Peg Horse

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This activity relates directly to the book 'Lightening Jack' by Glenda Millard.

  • Step 1Protect your work area with a splash mat. Prepare your materials and make sure you have a pencil, scissors and glue on hand.
  • Step 2Fold a piece of cover paper over. Using the template on the following page cut out the horse’s body.
  • Step 3Paint three pegs black. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Concertina fold a piece of black tissue paper. Twist the paper 6cm from the edge. Cut off at the twist and fringe. This will be the horse’s tail.
  • Step 5Attach the tail to the horse’s body with glue.
  • Step 6Cut off another piece of black tissue paper 4cm wide, fringe and glue to the side of one of your pegs. This is the horse’s mane. Allow to dry.
  • Step 7Attach the peg and mane to the horse’s neck with glue. Allow to dry. Peg the remaining two pegs onto the body as legs.
  • Step 8Cut an 8cm strip of orange and pink crepe paper. Cut a 15cm piece of gold and silver metallic yarn.
  • Step 9Drape the crepe strips and metallic yarn diagonally over the horse’s body, as shown above. Trim and glue in place.
  • Step 10Cut a blanket and saddle from blue and brown felt. Glue to the centre of the horse’s body as shown above. Allow to dry.
  • Step 11Push the pointed end of a skewer into a decofoam half circle so that it stands up. Paint with gold paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 12Thread your horse’s body onto the skewer and glue in place. Allow to dry.

Materials used in this activity

Wooden Skewers
Optional
Product Code: 10014 Pack of 100
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Product Code: 10238 20g
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Product Code: 10241 20g
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CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue
Optional
Product Code: 10364 250ml
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Micador 2B Pencils
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Student Scissors
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Tissue Paper - Assorted
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Product Code: 10933 Pack of 100
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EC Liquicryl Metallic Paint - 500ml
Optional
Product Code: 11427 Set of 3 Colours
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Crepe Paper - Assorted
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Product Code: 11437 Set of 12 colours
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Decofoam Half Circles
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Product Code: 12852 Pack of 20
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Product Code: 15799 500ml
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CleverPatch Cover Paper - Black - A4
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Product Code: 16140 Pack of 250
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Felt Sheets - Blue
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Product Code: 17534 Pack of 10
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10 or more $8.24 (inc GST) $7.49 (ex GST)          
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Felt Sheets - Brown
Optional
Product Code: 17538 Pack of 10
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