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Horse Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]

One of the most popular animals on the farm is the horse! Kids and adults alike love horses!

That’s exactly why we made this horse handprint craft. It’s a fun farm animal craft for kids to make that is simple and quick.

Visit a farm or learn about farms, then do this easy activity. It’s not only entertaining, but it also helps children work on fine motor skills, follow directions, and learn to use the right amount of glue.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see how we made this craft or read our step by step directions below.

Handprint Horse

handprint horse craft image collage with the words handprint horse in the middle

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Horse template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the horse template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint horse craft template

Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of colored paper. Cut the handprint out.

Create the horse’s face by gluing the mouth at the bottom of the face. Cut off the excess paper that hangs off the face.

hand gluing nose to handprint horse head

Next, glue the eyes above the mouth piece you glued on in the previous step.

hand gluing eye to handprint horse head

Glue the upper part of the mane so it covers the right ear and flows away from the face. Glue the bottom part of the mane on the left side of the face, with the mane flowing down.

hand gluing top of mane to handprint horse head
hand gluing bottom of mane to handprint horse head

Take the ear and glue it in between where the two parts of the mane meet.

handprint gluing ear to handprint horse craft

Position the handprint with the thumb on the right side. Glue the horse’s completed head on the thumb.

hand gluing head to handprint body

Finish off by gluing the tail on the pinky side of the handprint, on the back.

hand gluing tail to handprint horse craft

Your kids are going to love creating this cute horse craft!

hand holding handprint horse craft

Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!

Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!

The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.

two handprint horse crafts

Are you looking for more farm animal crafts? We’ve got you covered there too! For another horse project, try out this paper plate horse craft.

For pigs, try out this pig handprint craft, this paper plate pig, or this paper bag pig craft.

We also have lots of sheep crafts including:

handprint horse craft

If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids, look no further than this farm play dough kit! This activity is great for sensory play, as kids can squish, mold, and manipulate the dough to their heart’s content. Plus, the bright colors and fun shapes are sure to keep them entertained for hours on end. Best of all, when they’re done playing, you can simply pack up the kit and store it away for next time.

This personalized farm animal puzzle is a great gift for kids because it is both fun and educational. The puzzle can be customized to feature the child’s name too. Puzzles help to promote problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination and they’re an engaging screen-free activity too!

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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hand holding handprint horse craft

Horse Handprint Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This horse handprint craft is perfect for horse fans or for farm animal themes!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Horse template

Instructions

  1. Download the horse template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Trace your child's hand onto a piece of colored paper. Cut the handprint out.
  3. Create the horse's face by gluing the mouth at the bottom of the face. Cut off the excess paper that hangs off the face.
  4. Next, glue the eyes above the mouth piece you glued on in the previous step.
  5. Glue the upper part of the mane so it covers the right ear and flows away from the face. Glue the bottom part of the mane on the left side of the face, with the mane flowing down.
  6. Take the ear and glue it in between where the two parts of the mane meet.
  7. Position the handprint with the thumb on the right side. Glue the horse's completed head on the thumb.
  8. Finish off by gluing the tail on the pinky side of the handprint, on the back.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Horse Template

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Dawn

Friday 31st of May 2024

Please send me the horse handprint templete

Sam

Friday 31st of May 2024

Of course! All you need to do is click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Debie

Friday 24th of May 2024

I can't find the template either? I sign up with my email but haven't received anything?

Sam

Monday 27th of May 2024

Hi! I just checked and it looks like everything worked properly. Since you’re a subscriber, when click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Yana

Thursday 23rd of May 2024

Hi. Could you send me the template

Sam

Monday 27th of May 2024

Of course! All you need to do is click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Yana

Thursday 23rd of May 2024

Excited to try

Sam

Monday 27th of May 2024

Yay! Hope it goes well!

Judy

Friday 17th of May 2024

I am looking for the horse handprint craft template.

Sam

Monday 20th of May 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

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