Pooping Unicorn Papercraft
Guess I'm on a bit of a unicorn kick. I never really imagined creating an actual "pooping" unicorn but alas here it is. Thanks to my friend Agnes at hellowonderful.co for inspiring this magical and quite interesting papercraft. Yes folks here it is in all its sprinkle pooping glory, how could you not have a smile on your face lookin' at this one. What an interesting thing to think, what would a unicorn uh... poop? A rainbow, cupcakes, candy? Well in this unicorn's land they poop sprinkles, yep, much more classy than fudge right? Haha
Make this craft just as it is or use it as a cupcake topper like I've pictured above! I literally made the unicorns poop the sprinkles onto the frosting, too funny, kids will love doing this. Present the cupcakes plain and let the kids sprinkle their own cupcakes! Or ice cream!
Thanks again to hellowonderful.co for collaborating with me on the last few papercraft creations, it's been a blast, can't wait to see what we come up with next and I hope you guys stick around to see too. Visit hellowonderful.co to see a full video tutorial for putting together these shameless unicorns.
Download this craft below and make sure to right click and save it to your computer. Open the files and then print from there, if you print from the internet the image will be too small. If you're still having trouble be sure to select "fit to page" in your printing options window.
Check out that white unicorn pooping all over my cupcake in the video below, mmm delicious! And if you like this papercraft visit my shop to find more unicorn crafts!
NEW! Unicorn Head Tube Craft Printable
I've updated this unicorn head toilet tube craft, it's nice that there's a choice of different colors, because of course no two unicorns are alike! This printable features some softened color changes and I think it makes a huge difference, this version is by far the most regal of my three designs.
I bet your kids love unicorns, they are quite popular these days, I don't think Starbucks would have created a frappuchino inspired by the mystical creature if it weren't so. You'll most certainly enjoy adding your own streamers to this project too, it's the true show stopper for this craft! If you'd like to print out your own unicorn then visit the shop here at The Art Dream!
You'll need a few simple things to make this project, and not a whole lot of time, you can easily set this up for kids and let them go to town without a whole lot of mess either! Just take a look at my how-to video below. Here's a list of what you'll need...
Step 1. Print out the unicorn, then cut out the shapes with a scissor or craft knife.
Step 2. For the horn, score the dotted lines and fold, glue the flap to the corresponding side.
Step 3. Cut some long strips of tissue paper and glue them to the back of the unicorn, make sure you use the side with the ears.
Step 4. Wrap the unicorn around a toilet tube and staple.
Step 5. Glue the horn to the top of the head.
Take a look as some more photos below, I have undoubtedly have had so much fun with this project, it never bores me! It's also great to do with a class, the kids even love when I hand these out as prizes! Such a great incentive. If you like this craft check out some of my other papercrafts in the shop here at The Art Dream!
Bug & Transforming Butterfly Craft
Do you step outside in the summer and instantly get swarmed by bugs? I certainly do, as soon as I set foot on the patio those bugs fly right into my forehead, eyes and up my nose, how annoying isn't it?! Well I figured I'd take my frustration as inspiration to create an easy activity for kids to do this season, after all, some of those bugs out there are pretty amazing creatures! Use simple circles to make these bugs, including this transforming caterpillar to a butterfly version (watch the video in this post)! Kids will love flipping the caterpillar over to reveal its beautiful butterfly wings.
See my how-to video right below here at The Art Dream!
You're going to love the transforming caterpillar version of this bug craft! Just check out the video to see how I made it. All you'll need is a large circle punch, these come in great handy, but of course you can cut out some circles by tracing a cup or something round. Here's a list of some other materials you'll need...
Step 1. Cut out some circles, mine are 3 1/2 inches. Cut a mouth into your circle too.
Step 2. Fold them in half, then paint one side, fold them in half again to transfer the paint onto the other side creating symmetry.
Step 3. Cut out wings using some old clear plastic. Some plastics you can even fold in half so you can cut two wings simultaneously.
Step 4. Keep the bug folded and punch holes on the rounded edge, bend pipe cleaners to make some legs.
Step 5. Glue on wiggle eyes and any other embellishments you'd like!
Be sure to make all sorts of bugs, use inspiration from your own backyard, I especially love lightning bugs or you may call them fireflies. They are one of the most amazing wonders our world has to offer and they're right outside our own homes!
Swimming Mermaids Papercraft
Go under the sea with this swimming mermaids craft, they really flap their fins! How cool! Some simple folding brings these mermaids to life, make them swim, sing and dance on the ocean floor. How fun are these retro mermaids with their sea and coral color palettes?! Best part is that they can actually flap their fins, so they're kinda like paper toys too! Go to hellowonderful.co to see an awesome video tutorial of these little fish girls! And be sure to download this printable below for a fun sea adventure!
I've created 4 different versions of this mermaid, three are already colored and one is black and white for you to color yourself! It would be great to add your own pizzazz to these mermaids like glitter or gems! Just remember to be creative and have fun!
Thanks again to the super awesome hellowonderful.co for featuring this craft on her website, she has as much fun as I do making these crafts and videos! They always come out amazing!
Also, if you love mermaids, check out Fin Fun's swimmable mermaid tails that transform girls into the mermaids of their dreams! Available in a rainbow of colors for kids and adults, their exclusive designs feature Reinforced Tail Tip Technology and a Patented Monofin. Dive into their site to see mermaid tail blankets, mermaid leggings, and mermaid bikini swimwear.
Here are the already colored mermaids... Please save the files to your downloads folder on your computer, then open the folder and print from there. Printing straight from the web will result in a very tiny printable. If your printout is still small, try adjusting the settings in your printing options such as "fit to page" or it might say something like "print actual size".
Here is the black and white option to color yourself!
Check out my little video showing you how these mermaids flap their fins, and if you like this papercraft visit my shop here at The Art Dream!
"Darling it's better under the sea."
Mother's Day Pop-Up Card
I love making my own pop-up cards to give as special presents to the people around me, and thanks to my friend Agnes over at hellowonderful.co for suggesting I design this super easy pop-up card printable for you to make as a Mother's Day gift or any other spring celebration for that matter! Pop-up cards create that extra special moment of awe when people open them, there's something incredibly intriguing about the mechanics, plus the depth and dimension create a wonderful three dimensional scene.
Try printing on colored cardstock paper or coloring your own for that extra touch of personalization! Thanks to hellowonderful.co for putting together an incredible tutorial video showing us how to make this pop-up card, they came out amazing! Head on over to hellowonderful to see more photos and the video.
Both colored and black & white versions are available below. Please remember to save the files to your computer first then open your downloads file on your computer and print from there. Printing from the internet will result in a really tiny pop-up card... unless you want a mini one!
If you like this free printable check out my original printables in my shop right here at The Art Dream!
Here's the color your own printable...
Here is the colored version...
Check out the super cool folding action in this pop-up card! Everyone who gets this from you and your kids will be amazed! Be sure to add more flowers to the background and write a special message. Also remember to add a nice colored or patterned paper to the back of your card for support, plus it makes it look extra nice and finished!
Happy spring everyone!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
Ice Dragon Head Printable
Feel the icy breath of this mighty dragon, it’s a dance of fire and ice that’ll leave you in awe. Just add your own streamers to create that blast of blustery snow!
Mermaid Tube Craft Printable
Who would dream about the world above the sea when you could dream about the world that is under the sea, where such beautiful creatures like this mermaid must exist! Don't they? I've started your journey of crafting this beautiful sea creature, it's up to you to add magical hair and dress up her fins!
NEW Unicorn Head Tube Craft Printable
This makes my third style change for my super magical unicorn head toilet tube craft! This version truly represents the whimsical nature of these mystical creatures. Add your own colorful streamers to make this easy tube craft printable!