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Barnyard Kids’ Craft: Triangle Horse

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Drum roll please…and the final popsicle stick barnyard character is this friendly horse kids craft! And, as always, use your imagination. Your horse does not have to look like mine. It could be a white stallion or black with white spots or pink with a white mane! Make it your own. And then make him some friends: ROOSTER, COW, PIG, SHEEP.


  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Glue stick
  • Brown paint
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Brown construction paper
  • Scraps of white and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Googly eye
  • White yarn
  • Tape
  • Pencil

Accessibility to materials is EVERYTHING…like “build it and they will come”. So, put your craft kit together using our FREE printable craft supply list, or Amazon links if that is your thing, and you will be ready to craft with your kiddos at a moment ‘ s notice. Just browse through the blog. You have everything you need to make any craft here!


Step 1

  • Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks into a triangle frame shape using Elmer’s glue
  • Allow the glue to dry thoroughly
  • *You may want to prepare several triangle frames at once so that they are ready for other projects. Just keep them in your craft bag.
Making triangle popsicle stick frames
Making popsicle stick frames

Step 2

  • Trace around the outside of the triangle frame onto white construction paper with your pencil
  • Draw a line inside what you have traced about 1/8″
horse craft step 2
horse craft step 2

Step 3

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Squeeze a little brown paint onto the newspaper and paint the triangle frame
  • Set aside and allow the paint to dry
horse craft step 3
horse craft step 3

Step 4

  • First cut out the brown triangle
  • Next cut an ear out of the brown scrap of paper
  • Last, cut some fur details out of the white scraps of paper
horse craft step 4
horse craft step 4

Step 5

  • Glue the brown triangle onto the back of the popsicle stick frame
  • Use the glue stick to adhere the details and googly eye
  • Cut little pieces of white yarn, approximately 3-4 inches long and tape onto the back of the horse along his neck for his mane
  • Trim the yarn to the desired length…a great cutting activity for little ones learning how to snip
horse craft step 5
horse craft step 5
horse craft step 5
horse craft step 5

Save this craft for later…pin it to your favorite Pinterest board!

horse kids craft
horse kids craft
barnyard animals kids crafts
barnyard animals kids crafts

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