Unicorns are all the rage right now. These magical creatures can delight children of all ages, but it is important to select a craft that is appropriate for your child’s age. I divided my crafts into three categories: toddlers, school age and tweens/teens to make this fantasy adventure as developmentally appropriate as possible.
Toddlers: I always find crafting with toddlers to be very amusing. There are so many cute crafts to choose from, but I recommend the crafts that focus on developing play, fine motor, sensory and visual motor skills. Here are a few of my favorites:
Wood Doll Kits - It’s like paper dolls, but made out of the sensory property of wood. They come with different scenes (unicorn, castle and princess scene pictured) and include markers for wood coloring. Plus, they come with a stand for each of the characters so that your child can engage in some dramatic play too! You can get wood doll kits at your local craft store.
Unicorn Coloring, Stamp and Sticker Books - You can use these books separately or together to make a livelier picture. Since you will use all the colors of the rainbow, it’s a great activity for teaching colors and numbers, plus you kiddo will have to use the pincher and tripod grasp. Keep your house clean and your craft ideas organized with the Play Mat!
Want more tips for crafting successfully with toddlers? Check out how to plan, purchase and progress through crafts with less mess and more fun here. Take a peek at my 5 tips for organizing a play room so that you can spend more time crafting with your littles!
School Age: Slime is very popular right now, and it is my go-to sensory activity! When I found out about slime, I knew it would be a hit with all ages, but school age kids really like to make their own. Here are some ideas:
Unicorn Poop - There is a great sensory craft called ‘Make Your Own Unicorn Poop.’ It is a science experiment mixed with a scoop of slimy fun and a dash of humor!
Homemade Unicorn Slime - I love the above sensory craft, but it can be a little expensive at the craft store. Check out some homemade recipes on our Pinterest page here.
There are other activities for this age group at your local craft store, like painting a paper mache unicorn, making a unicorn piñata or art books that teach you how to draw unicorns. Unicorns make for magical crafting activities!
Tweens/Teens: Your kids aren’t too old for an enchanting unicorn adventure! Even my tween and teen kiddos want to get in on this unicorn craze.
Unicorn Shirts - At the next sleepover or birthday party, buy some unicorn printed shirts and bright fabric paint. Not only is it a cute craft, it’s also a fun ‘before and after’ picture of the group coloring the shirt and then wearing their creation!
Painting Unicorns - Painting with toddlers focuses on fine motor skills. Painting with school age kids focuses on following directions, showing responsibility and working in a group. But painting with tweens and teens is all about making majestic masterpieces they can show off to their friends and display in their room! Find age appropriate drawings that your teen loves, get adult paints and paint brushes and use the Play Mat as a palette to keep their art supplies orderly.
I hope you have fun trying these dreamy unicorn craft ideas! There are so many unicorn projects out there to choose from, so let us know what worked for you. #ezpzfun #unicorn #crafting
Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist & Feeding Specialist for ezpz