My Madeline loves to DIY as much as I do. When she saw our empty vinegar jug she immediately decided to make a DIY Stick Horse for Sammy. And it turned out so cute!
Sammy loves horses, horse crafts, horse songs, and … low and behold … his DIY Stick Horse. This horse craft was very simple to make, and Sammy has enjoyed retelling stories and playful songs too!
He has played imaginatively, he has retold stories, and he has practiced horse songs!
Here is How Madeline made this DIY Stick Horse
The entire horse took her under 10 minutes. She:
- Wrapped the vinegar bottle in 3 pieces of construction paper and secured with duct tape (using magic circles, so the tape cannot be seen – but is held very well … good ol’ duct tape!)
- Cut out eyes and a mouth and glued them on
- Hot glued a horses mane to the top of the head
- Next, she cut out ears, slit the middle and folded together to make curved horse ears
- Finally, she stuck the head on an old broom stick and secured with more duct tape (Madeline loves duct tape as I love painters tape)
How cute is that?!
How Sammy has used his DIY Stick Horse
Sammy loves the Usborne series of Farmyard Tales. This fantastic book has 4 short stories about adventures on Apple Tree Farm. AND the little boy on the farm is named Sam. One of his absolute favourites is entitled, The Runaway Tractor. In this story, the tractor gets stuck in a pond and a great big cart horse named Dolly saves the day!
Sammy’s Stick Horse became Dolly and pulled his tractor (with the help of painter’s tape – ahem) out of the pond … or … well … the Swiss chard.
Sammy just loves riding Dolly all over! Inside or outside he has had tons of fun!
Here are 3 songs we have been singing:
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse.
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.
Bell horses, bell horses, what time of day?
One o’clock, two o’clock, three and away!
This is the way the ladies ride, Clippity clop, clippity clop (slow and gentle)
This is the way the Gentlemen ride, clippity clop, clippity clop (faster)
This is the way the cowboys ride, clippity clop, clippity clop (very fast)
Sammy has had so much fun with his sister made DIY Stick Horse. And Madeline had a ton of fun making it! Win Win!
I love activities that bring stories to life – and this one did that task all on it’s own.
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