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Paper Plate Unicorn Craft

Are you looking for a cute and easy unicorn craft for kids to make? This paper plate unicorn craft is perfect for you!

It’s super simple, uses cheap supplies and is ultra adorable! We’ve even given you access to our free printable template to make it even easier to recreate with your kids.

This easy craft is perfect for little girls to make at a unicorn birthday party or any time they need a quick craft to entertain them. And, if your kiddos love paper plate crafts, be sure to check out our growing collection!

Read our step by step directions or watch our quick video tutorial to see how simple it is to make at home.

Unicorn Craft Idea

collage of paper plate unicorn craft with words "paper plate unicorn" in middle

Supplies

closeup of paper plate unicorn craft

Directions

Download the unicorn craft template, print and cut out the pieces. You can choose any colored paper you want for the unicorn’s hair. We chose different shades of pink, blue and purple.

hands holding paper plate unicorn eye template

Place the unicorn’s eyes almost towards the bottom of the paper plate, like in the picture below. You’ll need to leave a big amount of space at the top of the unicorn’s mane, so make sure it’s not too high.

hands gluing on eyes to white paper plate

Glue the pink unicorn’s muzzle on just at the bottom of the eyes. Use a pink marker to draw on nostril holes in the middle and two small ovals on the side for cheeks.

hands gluing on muzzle to paper plate unicorn
hands drawing on cheeks with pink marker

Begin to assemble the unicorn’s mane by gluing the horn to the middle hair piece. Next, glue the bottom hair piece to the bottom of the middle hair piece. Finally, take this piece and glue it to the bottom of the top hair piece. If this sounds confusing, just make sure to watch the video to see the order we glued them in.

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hands gluing unicorn horn to colorful hair

Take the completed unicorn’s mane and use tape to secure it to the top of the paper plate. We like to use tape whenever we need to secure something to the curved part of the paper plate because it holds better and there’s no dry time.

hands gluing on unicorn hair and mane to paper plate

Whenever we use a glue stick we have the problem of the paper falling off over time.

Glue the pink inner ear to the white outer ear to complete the ears. If you want to simplify, you can also use the pink marker to draw in the inner ears instead of using paper.

hands gluing on pink inner ear to unicorn ear

Use tape to secure the unicorn’s ears to the top of the paper plate, with one on each side.

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hands taping finished unicorn ear to back of paper plate unicorn

Isn’t this the cutest unicorn craft?! We just love how bright and happy it looks.

This craft is perfect for making at a little girl’s unicorn birthday party because it’s super simple and so bright and fun!

closeup of two paper plate unicorn crafts

If you’re making this craft with very young kids (think toddlers and preschoolers) be sure to have all the pieces cut out and ready to go.

You can have your little helpers feel involved by letting them glue the pieces on and drawing in the nostrils and cheeks.

paper plate unicorn craft for kids

We’re sure young kids will want to help pick out the unicorn’s mane colors too!

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get your free template.

closeup of two paper plate unicorns

Share With Us

Did you make this paper plate unicorn with your kids? If so, we’d love to see it!

All you need to do is take a picture of your completed card and post it to our Facebook page or join our private Facebook group and share it in there!

closeup of paper plate unicorn

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Paper Plate Unicorn Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this simple and cute paper plate unicorn craft with the kids!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Colored cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Tape (optional)
  • Unicorn craft template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the unicorn template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the eyes towards the bottom of the paper plate, like in the pictures.
  3. Place the pink muzzle slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue in place.
  4. Use the pink marker to draw on nostrils and cheeks.
  5. Glue the unicorn horn onto the middle hair pieces, then glue the front hair piece on top of the middle section.
  6. Take this glued piece and glue it to the bottom of the top hair piece.
  7. Use tape to secure the unicorn's mane to the top, front of the paper plate.
  8. Glue the pink inner ear to the white outer ear.
  9. Tape the completed ears to the top, back of the paper plate.

Unicorn Craft Template

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karen

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

thanks!

Sam

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

You're welcome :)

Dalynn

Monday 22nd of March 2021

Thank you

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

No problem!

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