Whether your kids are bored and need a creative outlet, or you’re looking for an activity to keep them busy, this paper bag unicorn rainbow puppet craft is just the thing.
Filled with bright colors and lots of fun details, this craft will get even their most reluctant hands interested in making something unique.
Plus, the materials are simple and you probably already have them lying around at home – no need to go shopping!
And don’t worry if you’re not so craft-savvy – we’ve got you! Use our free printable template to guide you through the project and provide helpful visuals.
So dig into that craft closet and get ready to break out all the unicorn colors – it’s time for some fun!
Be sure to check into our many other unicorn crafts that we’re sure your kids will love making too!
Rainbow Unicorn Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Unicorn template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the unicorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the nose and mouth piece to the lower part of the face.
Place the cheeks on both sides of the nostrils and glue them in place.
Next, glue the inner ears in the middle of the outer ears.
Create the top part of the unicorn’s mane by gluing the bottom piece to the left side of the unicorn’s head. Take the next piece and glue it so it is more to the right of the unicorn’s head and overlapping the bottom piece. Finish up the top mane by gluing the top piece just to the left of the right ear.
Make the side mane by gluing the top part of the mane to the back of the unicorn’s head, just behind the right ear. Take the next piece and glue it just below the previous piece. Finish the side mane by gluing the last piece behind the middle piece.
Next, glue the unicorn’s horn in the middle of the head, just above the eyes.
Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Create the unicorn’s body by gluing the body piece to the main portion of the brown bag.
Finish by gluing the belly to the middle and bottom of the unicorn’s body.
We’re sure your little ones loved creating this fun puppet and will keep them entertained for quite some time! Check out our other puppet crafts to make too!
Fairy Tale Ideas For Kids
Fairy tales are a great way to get your kids’ creative juices flowing! By introducing your little ones to the magical worlds of fairy tales, you can spark their imaginations and open up whole new worlds of possibility.
To help you get started, we have lots of amazing fairy tale ideas for you and the little ones to do together. From reading classic books to doing fun crafts, there are plenty of ways for them to explore the enchanting realm of fairy tales.
So let your kids embrace their inner storyteller – because who doesn’t love a good fairytale?!
Fairy Tale Books For Kids
Reading fairy tales to your kids is a great way to get them excited about books and make reading a fun family activity!
Not only do these stories introduce children to new worlds of exciting adventures and characters, but they also encourage critical thinking as the little ones learn to deduce the moral of each story. A twist: why not peek behind the curtain or have your kids come up with alternative endings when you read together?
There certainly can never be too much imagination in this world, so what better place to start than fairy tales?!
Below are some of our favorite fairy tale books.
The Princess and the Pea – If you’re looking for a classic kids’ book, you can’t go wrong with The Princess and the Pea. This fairy tale tells the story of a prince who is searching for a true princess. In order to test her, the queen hides a pea under a pile of mattresses. If she can feel the pea, the queen will know she’s a true princess!
The Three Little Pigs – Any parent knows that kids love stories. And one of the most popular stories of all time is The Three Little Pigs. The story of three little pigs who build houses out of straw, sticks, and bricks is a classic tale of wisdom versus foolishness. The first two pigs are lazy and build their houses quickly out of straw and sticks. But the third pig is wise and takes his time to build a strong brick house.
When the big bad wolf comes blowing, the first two houses are quickly destroyed. But the third house stands strong and protects the pig inside. The Three Little Pigs is a fun story that kids will love, and it also teaches an important lesson about the importance of being diligent and taking the time to do things right.
Jack and the Beanstalk – Jack and the Beanstalk is a classic fairy tale that has been beloved by children for generations. The story follows Jack, a young boy who lives with his widowed mother in a tiny cottage. When Jack’s mother sends him to market to sell their only cow, he comes home with a handful of beans instead. His mother is so angry that she throws the beans out the window. But overnight, a huge beanstalk grows from the beans, reaching up into the sky.
What will happen when Jack climbs up the beanstalk? Read the book to find out!
Fairy Tale Crafts For Kids
Making fairy tale crafts with your kids is a fantastic way to spend quality time creating lasting memories.
Not only will you have fun planning and producing the craft projects, but your kids will also learn lessons about creativity and perseverance in the process!
Once complete, you’ll have precious keepsakes from those magical childhood years! Crafting with fairy tales isn’t just entertaining – it can also be educational!
Princess Paper Bag Puppet – Fairy tales will never go out of style. Are your kids wondering what it would be like to have a tea party with Cinderella? Maybe have a singing match with Snow White? Or swing away in Rapunzel’s tower? Well, wonder no more! With our princess puppet craft, they can invite their favorite characters over for some make-believe fun in the comfort of their own home!
Lion Headband Craft – Have you heard the story of the Lion and the Mouse? It’s such an good tale, and now you can have a blast making this fun lion headband craft to go with it! Kids will love sporting the king of the jungle on their heads as they are told how even the seemingly smallest acts of kindness can be rewarded. Plus, this craft is so easy to make that everyone – young and old – can join in the fun!
Handprint Chicken Craft – Do your kids know the classic children’s fairy tale of the Little Red Hen? If so, this chicken craft is the perfect activity to do before or after! It’s an easy farm animal craft that doesn’t require any fancy supplies. And the best part is what you create when you’re done—a reminder of the famous moral of the story: helping others can be both rewarding and enjoyable!
Frog Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Do you want to bring the magical world of fairy tales to life? If so, then this frog puppet craft is right up your alley! Not only will it give the kids practice in important skills like cutting, following directions, and fine motor skill development – it’ll also prompt a conversation about the moral of the story: keeping your promises. Plus, it’s super easy and loads of fun! So don’t wait, gather your materials and get crafting – that way Frog Prince’s happily ever after can come alive right in front of you!
Fairy Tale Activities For Kids
Unicorns have enchanted the imaginations of children for as long as anyone can remember! Could it be the tales of magical lore that follow them everywhere or perhaps their undeniable cuteness? Get ready to spark magical learning with our unicorn worksheets! From labeling a unicorn to handwriting practice, and even a letter ‘U’ maze – your kids will be having so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning.
If your kids are in love with the Little Mermaid and all things under the sea, they’re going to flip when they see these amazing fish color by numbers! It’s such an engaging activity that will keep them entertained. Not only is it lots of fun, but it’s great for young children of all ages, too.
Get your kids wrapped up in the timeless fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood with this awesome Little Red Riding Hood sequencing worksheet! They’ll have so much fun as they bring the story to life by putting events into order. Plus, they get to practice their storytelling skills as they interact with the classic childhood tale. This activity is sure to be a hit and an excellent way to keep them learning while showing off their creativity.
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- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Unicorn template
- Download the unicorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the nose and mouth piece to the lower part of the face.
- Place the cheeks on both sides of the nostrils and glue them in place.
- Next, glue the inner ears in the middle of the outer ears.
- Create the top part of the unicorn's mane by gluing the bottom piece to the left side of the unicorn's head. Take the next piece and glue it so it is more to the right of the unicorn's head and overlapping the bottom piece. Finish up the top mane by gluing the top piece just to the left of the right ear.
- Make the side mane by gluing the top part of the mane to the back of the unicorn's head, just behind the right ear. Take the next piece and glue it just below the previous piece. Finish the side mane by gluing the last piece behind the middle piece.
- Next, glue the unicorn's horn in the middle of the head, just above the eyes.
- Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Create the unicorn's body by gluing the body piece to the main portion of the brown bag.
- Finish by gluing the belly to the middle and bottom of the unicorn's body.