Who can resist unicorns? Don’t they just capture all things childhood and magical? Today we’ve got the most adorable Cardboard Tube Unicorn Craft that your children will simply fall in love with!
These Paper Roll Unicorns are super simple to make and their fingerprint rosy cheeks add a lovely personal touch! Why not grab your TP Rolls right now and join us to make a whole herd of colourful unicorns? They’re sure to spark lots of imaginative play and story telling for days to come.
This Cardboard Tube Unicorn Craft goes so well with our Paper Plate Unicorns and our favourite rainbow crafts like Rainbow Blowers for leading a unicorn parade or party. Rainbow Tambourines for making magical unicorn music and Rainbow Bread Painting for when you want to taste the magic!
Cardboard Tube Unicorn Craft Tutorial
Paper Tube Unicorn Craft Supplies:
- Cardboard Tubes
- Coloured Paper
- Pink Paint
- Glitter Foam Sheet
- Rainbow Yarn
- Black Sharpie Pen
How To Make TP Roll Unicorns
1 – Cut some coloured paper to size to fit around your cardboard tube.
2 – Wrap the coloured paper around your toilet paper tube and glue it into place. If you prefer you could paint your TP rolls instead.
3 – Hold 4 fingers together and repeatedly wrap your rainbow yarn around them over and over until you have a thick hoop of yarn.
4 – Gently take the yarn off your fingers and tie the yarn up in the middle with another short piece of yarn.
5 – Cut the hoop of yarn opposite the tie you just made. You will have yarn of equal length on each side of the tied portion.
6 – To make the unicorn’s mane and tail tie the yarn again on one side to secure and then cut the yarn into 2 pieces. One will be short, one will be long.
7 – To make the unicorn’s mane glue the shorter bundle of yarn inside the top of the toilet paper tube leaving some of it hanging over the top.
8 – Make the unicorn craft’s tail by glueing on the longer bundle of yarn to the middle of the cardboard tube at the back. You can trim the unicorn’s hair if you like.
9 – Cut the unicorn’s horn from your coloured glitter foam sheet and glue it to the top of the mane hair.
10- Cut some simple ear shapes from coloured paper and pinch and glue the base together to make a 3D shape.
11 – Glue a unicorn ear on either side of its horn.
12 – Finish off your unicorn craft by drawing on some eyes with your Sharpie pen and adding some adorable pink rosy cheeks by dipping your fingertip into pink paint and making a fingerprint.
Isn’t this Cardboard Tube Unicorn craft the cutest?
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