It’s fun to see that unicorns are making a comeback. They’ve been out of the spotlight for a few years, but perhaps Despicable Me‘s Fluffy unicorn reminded us all of the magic these mystical creatures possess.
Here are three excellent unicorn craft projects available for free from Michael’s.com. Download the free printable instructions for each and even purchase all of the supplies you need right online.
Free Unicorn Craft Tutorials
Fluffy Unicorn Crochet Hooded Scarf
Free INTERMEDIATE Crochet Pattern
This little hooded scarf will make your little one wish it was snowing! The central section is made with wool yarn for extra comfort and warmth while the rest is acrylic. The thick yarn and large hook make for a quick project that you can complete in a weekend.
Supply List: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool Yarn, Fleece; Craft Smart Yarn, Butter; Craft Smart Yarn, Fuschia, Craft Smart Yarn, Turquoise; Craft Smart Yarn, Purple, Supreme Fiberfill by Loops & Threads, Loops & Threads Jumbo Plastic Crochet Hooks – size P & Q; Crochet Hook size H (5 mm) from Loops & Threads; Super Jumbo Tapestry Needle by Clover; and scissors like 8″ Straight Scissors by Loops & Threads.
Free Unicorn Pumpkin Yarn Craft Project
This is one pumpkin that can be displayed long after Halloween because there’s nothing scary about it! Use the same yarn as the project above, or the colors as shown in the sample. Can’t find a faux pumpkin? Choose a different shape! Customize this unicorn craft for any occasion by making some simple changes (see some of our suggestions below).
This project would be fun for a tween or teen to do because it only requires the use of scissors and a low melt glue gun (or you could use a bonding glue instead if your child isn’t ready for even a low temp glue gun).
Free Unicorn Pumpkin Craft Project Supply List:
6.5″ Cream Craft Pumpkin By Ashland® (or another sturdy item that can be adhered to of similar size); Multi-Surface Premium Chalky Acrylic Paint By Craft Smart®, 2oz.; Bazzill® Basics Cardstock, 12″ X 12″; Pink Glitter Foam Sheet By Creatology™; Red Heart® Super Saver® Yarn, Prints, Multis & Flecks; Craft Smart® Multi-Surface Premium Paint Pen, Fine Tip; 6mm Solid Chenille Stems By Creatology™; ArtMinds™ All-Purpose Glue Sticks; Loops & Threads™ Straight Scissors; Craft Smart® Mini Glue Gun, Low Temp
Can’t find or don’t want a pumpkin base? Try one of these:
- A 6″ styrofoam ball. Cover it with glue and glitter instead of painting it and use toothpicks and hot or white glue to hold the additional pieces to the styrofoam ball. Cut the face details out of black cardstock.
- A 6″ smooth styrofoam ball. This one can be painted and used in the same way as the pumpkin
- A 6″ moss ball. Use toothpicks and hot or white glue to hold the other items in place. Cut the face details out of gray or black cardstock. Switch to a softer palette of pale pinks and grays by using Red Heart Soft Essentials Stripes Yarn in Pixie Stripe and create the horn out of Silver Brushstroke Foil Paper by Recollections for a more glamorous look. Prefer something softer? Go natural and make the hair from Natural Raffia. Lightly color it with watercolor paints or watered down food coloring for just a pale tint in several colors.
Free Wilton® Unicorn Cake Step-by-Step Instructions
This cutie pie cake would make any child’s eyes light up! Filled with magical flowers and pearls, this is considered an advanced cake tutorial, but I’d attempt it. It won’t matter that it’s not picture perfect, only that you made it with the child in mind. Wilton provided step-by-step instructions plus a list of supplies to help you be successful.
Wilton Unicorn Cake Supplies:
Wilton® Open Star Decorating Tip, #16; Wilton® Icing Colors – Red, Rose, Violet, Sky Blue, and Black; Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags; Wilton® Decorating Tip, #32 Open Star; Wilton® Decorator Icing, Creamy White; Wilton® Gum-Tex™ Tylose Powder; Wilton® Color Mist® Shimmering Food Color Spray; Wilton® Color Dust™ – Red and White; Wilton® Sprinkles™ Sugar Pearls; FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ Block Flower Arranger; Wilton® Decorator Preferred® Round Pan, 6″ X 3″; Cooling Rack By Celebrate It®; Wilton® Decorating Tip, Open Star (#1M); Wilton® Round Decorating Tip #3; Wilton® No. 10 Round Decorating Tip; Wilton® Round #5 Decorating Tip; and Wilton® Icing Bag Ties
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Universal Unicorn Fluffy Rainbows Full Sheet Set (also available in twin size)