Unicorn horn crafts for adults and children

One of the things Jessica requested when we put together our summer activity list was to make a unicorn horn. I had fun making her a pretty unicorn horn headband. However, as this was too tricky for her and Sophie to try making themselves, we also created simple unicorn horns from paper cones. These were much easier for the girls to make (with a little help) and they loved them almost as much as the pretty headband unicorn horn.

 

A unicorn horn headband (top) and a paper cone unicorn horn (bottom) - "Unicorn horn crafts for adults and children"

 

Unicorn horn headband

You will need:

  • A wide headband
  • Felt
  • Cotton wool (or stuffing)
  • Needle and thread
  • Ribbon
  • Small artificial flowers to decorate
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Bottle top
  • Glue

 

1) Draw a narrow cone shape on to felt for the unicorn horn, and around a bottle top to make a circle shape. Cut the cone shape and circle shapes out.

 

A cone and circle cut out of pink felt

 

2) Fold the cone shape in half and stitch together down the long edge.

 

A cone of pink felt folded and stitched down the long side.

 

3) Turn inside out (you might find it helps to use a pencil to push the point of the horn out) and stuff with cotton-wool.

 

4) Stitch the circle of felt around the base of the stuffed cone.

 

A circle of pink felt stitched to the base of a stuffed pink felt cone

 

5) Stitch one end of the ribbon to the felt circle and then wind the ribbon around the cone to finish the unicorn horn. Stitch at the top to secure.

 

A unicorn horn made from a cone of pink felt with ribbon wound around it

 

6) Place the unicorn horn in the centre of the headband and stitch the sides of the base together on the underside of the headband to hold in place. You could also use a hot glue gun to attach the unicorn horn to the headband if you prefer.

 

A pink felt unicorn horn attached to a pink headband

 

7) Fold another piece of felt in half. Draw two ear shapes with the bottom of the ear on the fold and cut out.

 

Ear shapes cut out of two contrasting pieces of felt

 

8) Cut out two smaller ear shapes in contrasting felt and glue one on the front of each of the larger ear pieces.

 

9) Fold each ear shape over the headband, one on each side of the unicorn horn and glue the ears together.

 

10) Decorate the base of the unicorn horn with artificial flowers. I used ones with long stems that could be wrapped around the headband to hold them in place, but you could also attach them using a hot glue gun.

 

A unicorn horn made from felt, ribbon and artificial flowers

 

Paper cone unicorn horns

You will need:

  • Patterned paper
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Hole punch
  • Pipe cleaners (or ribbon)

 

1) Cut out a cone shape in the patterned paper.

 

A cone shape cut out of patterned paper

 

2) Roll up to form a narrow cone and tape the long edges together.

 

3) Tape the end of the ribbon to the bottom of the cone and then wind the ribbon around the paper cone. Cut and tape the ribbon to the tip of the cone. I also taped the ribbon midway down to hold it in place more securely.

 

Jessica winding ribbon around the paper cone

 

4) Punch a hole in either side of the cone at the base.

 

5) Thread some long pipe cleaners or ribbons through the holes. These can be used to help tie the paper cone unicorn horn in place.

 

Jessica wearing her paper cone unicorn horn

 

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16 Comments

  1. August 2, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Those are adorable! I’m so not-crafty – I’d never be able to come up with something as cute as this! The paper cone version is probably more at my skill level – I can’t even do a simple stitch, sadly. #FamilyFunLinky

    • Louise
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Thank you. The headbands could be done with hot glue instead of stitching but the cones are much easier to make! 🙂

  2. August 2, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Omg i love this so much!! For me, not the kids! #familyfunlinky

    • Louise
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 8:48 am

      Thank you Donna. I think the headband was perhaps a little more for me! 🙂

  3. August 2, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Oh Louise, these are so cute! I love that’s that is on the summer request list to put your crafting genius to the test!! The adult version is definitely my favourite bit of course it’s great that you’ve adapted it to make it simpler for the littles!!

    ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    • Louise
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 8:54 am

      Thank you Karen. I have to admit when Jessica came out with that one I did have a moment of wondering how on earth I would manage to do it!

  4. August 3, 2017 / 7:20 am

    What a lovely idea. These are gorgeous. I may have to make these at school. #FamilyFun

    • Louise
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thank you Catie, they were lots of fun to make 🙂

    • Louise
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Thank you Kristin 🙂

  5. August 3, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    These are so cute! I love that you managed to find an alternative that they would manage to make themselves.
    Nat.x

    • Louise
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Thanks Nat. They loved being able to make some themselves too 🙂

  6. August 4, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Wow, those are both so cute – I may have to introduce my little one to unicorns #familyfun

    • Louise
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you Beth, they were fun to make too 🙂

  7. August 5, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I use to love making felt crafts when my kids were small.Unicorns are one we sadly missed out on, which is a shame as these are so cute.

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