Chinese Paper Cuts have been a traditional form of decoration in China at Chinese New Year and all year round for thousands of years. Why not have a go with the kids?
For a pet or farm animal theme or Chinese New Year of the Horse or perhaps just because your children love horses, we have a fun collection of horse crafts to enjoy with the kids! We've got sewing crafts for older children, simple handprint and footprint crafts for younger children, a stable craft, and even a pretty Dala horse craft idea. Explore below!
Dala horses (or Dalecarlian horses) are carved and painted wooden horses originating in the Swedish province of Dalarna. Originally made as toys for children, they are now a recognised symbol of Sweden. Have a go at making your own with this lovely Dala horse craft!
Little kids can have some fun drawing around feet, cutting out the shape, sticking it and ending up with this fabulous footprint horse!
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Here's a fun handprint painting horse that younger children will enjoy. Why not paint a whole herd!
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This lovely horse finger puppet is a good craft for older children as it requires some sewing skills and the parts are reasonably small. The finished puppet is lovely!
Making this horse mask involves all sorts of crafty activities that younger children will enjoy - painting paper plates, cutting, sticking, and of course wearing the mask at the end!
Whether for a farmyard project, or a home-made Nativity scene, this simple lolly stick stable takes a bit of patience to make but is well worth the effort.