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.
Unicorn horn headband
You will need:
- A wide headband
- Cotton wool (or stuffing)
- Needle and thread
- Small artificial flowers to decorate
- Bottle top
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.
2) Fold the cone shape in half and stitch together down the long edge.
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.
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.
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.
7) Fold another piece of felt in half. Draw two ear shapes with the bottom of the ear on the fold and cut out.
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.
Paper cone unicorn horns
You will need:
- Patterned paper
- Sticky tape
- Hole punch
- Pipe cleaners (or ribbon)
1) Cut out a cone shape in the 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.
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.