Barbara Ery is a teaching artist in south eastern Ohio with the Carlton School. This activity can be expanded to include a variety of materials and designs.
First thing you do is gather tools.
As you can see I gathered lots of stuff. Then ask in adult to copy your drawing on heavy cardboard stock and cut it out for you. You can trace horses from some of your favorite books or make up your own.
Suggested reading list:
Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace
Of course you don’t have to do all three just choose one. note: to adults I taped my drawing to the window and put my paper over it. It worked quite nicely with the sun shining.
If you use cardboard you can’t see through it so just tape the drawing on a flat surface and cut around it. Once you have your shapes cut out color using paint, colored pencils, crayons, markers, whatever you have. I used colored pencils, needle and thread, and buttons and yarn for my galloping horse.
I used paint black markers and fasteners for my knight in armor.
I used markers and wire for my unicorn.
I even had a craft stick that I glued to the back.
Then I sat back and enjoyed my efforts. I’m sure you can be more inventive than me. Then I got out the broom and dust pan and cleaned up a bit. I made a huge mess. Making art is messy. Have fun with your creations take some pictures to share with us. Miss you all.