DIY Paper Plate Unicorn Puppets

1304 Views

5 Mins

Easy

3
DIY Paper Plate Unicorn Puppets

Introduction:

Teach your kids how to assemble with this paper plate unicorn tutorial!  This craft tutorial includes a printable cut-and-paste sheet in which they can practice their scissors skills. Once finished, they can play with these lovely unicorns or use them as a decoration in the house.

Up Arrow Hand Swipe up to Scroll

Tools

  • Popsicles Sticks
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Supplies

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Glue
  • Poster Paint
  • Printables (Download below for printable)
How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn - Materials

Download Area

Download Template
Step 1

Cut out the printable

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 1

Download then print the unicorn printable by clicking the yellow download button above. After printing it, cut along the outer outline of each printable element with a pair of scissors.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 2

Once cut, it should look like this! You should have two unicorns and a rainbow sky background.

Step 2

Stick the unicorns in the sticks

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 3

Get two popsicle sticks and stick each unicorn on one end of each stick.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 4

You now have two unicorn puppets.

Step 3

Build the frame of the paper plate unicorn craft

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 5

To build the frame, get a paper plate. Fold the paper plate in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 6

Cut a half-moon shape on the center as illustrated above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 7

Unfold the paper plate, and it should now look like this! The outer part will be the frame.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 9

Optional: You may color the frame with poster paint. Here we used purple.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 10

Once painted, set it aside to dry.

Step 4

Assemble the bottom base of the paper plate

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 11

Get a paper plate and paste the circular sky cutout on the center of it.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 12

Cut along the dashed line as illustrated above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 13

The bottom base of the paper plate is done!

Step 5

Assemble the frame of the paper plate craft

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 14

Get the frame and the paper plate base. Place the frame on top, as shown in the picture above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 15

To secure the frame to the other paper plate, staple along the edges of the top part ONLY.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 16

Once assembled, your paper plate craft should look like this!

Step 6

Insert the unicorn puppets

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 17

Insert the unicorn puppets inside at the open flap on the bottom part of the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Unicorn -Step 18

Your paper plate unicorn is done! Let the little ponies interact by moving the puppet! We hope you have a great time playing with this!

Extra Tips

  • The paper plate unicorn kind of looks plain. If you want to personalize it and make it prettier, we suggest that you decorate the frame with your art materials.
  • If your kids are not into puppets, then they can use this craft as a decoration. Instead of sticking unicorns into some popsicles, stick them directly to the aquarium cut out. Once finished, put some adhesive at the back and attach it to the wall. You may even punch a hole on the top middle part to hang it with a piece of string.
  • When using sharp objects like scissors and staplers, make sure you use them with adult supervision.
Click to rate this article
[Total: 2 Average: 5]
Click to rate this article
[Total: 2 Average: 5]

No posts to display

3 COMMENTS

  1. I didn’t want to make this but it’s for my little sis – she might cut herself if im not around

    • That’s a nice thing to do young man

  2. My daughter’s fav show so i just had to make this. the steps were clear and the craft itself is good. Overall, this was a good read. So thanks

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here