cardboard box horse

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  9 Comments »

Zia and I jumped online to find some horsey crafts and activities this morning, and we ran across this tutorial.  Once she saw it and realized it was big enough to ride in, there was no turning back.

We had a big lettuce box left from Saturday’s Costco run, and we found another box to cut the head from.  We used duct tape to attach the head to the body, and covered it with kraft paper.

I used a Sharpie for the facial features, and leftover bias tape for the bridle and reins.  Zia found some thick red yarn for the mane and tail and we stuck it on with tacky glue.

We put a pillow inside the box, and glued on more kraft paper to cover the body.

Zia drew on some designs with markers.  She named her horse Windy, since the lettuce box was from Windset Farms.

Cash tried to help, but as usual we chased him away from glue and scissors and gave him the easy part.  He got to try out the nice cushy pillow saddle.

Git up there, Windy.  Go round up them stray markers, cowpoke.

9 Responses to “cardboard box horse”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee….I LOVE these pix – made my heart sing 🙂 :; we luv u guys to the moon :)/ mom

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks Mom! We’re rejoicing with you in your LAST WEEK OF WORK!!!! Woo-hoo!

  3. Hannah says on :

    perfect! a little life schooling going on, I’d say 😉

  4. Tiffany says on :

    That is too cute! We will have to try this one out for sure. What adorable kids you have Mia! Love all the red hair! 🙂

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Tiffany!

  6. Melissa says on :

    What a wonderful idea!

  7. Hannah says on :

    I was very excited that your linked this up to Eco-Kids Tuesday! Thanks for doing that, Mia! I am featuring it tomorrow! Please stop by and link up again!

  8. mountain girl says on :

    Yay!!! Thanks, Hannah!

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