Hobby horse

Hobby horse

What you need:

  • Large sheet of thin cardboard
  • Paper Pencil/markers
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Stuffing for example newspaper, fabric scraps, polyfill
  • Long cardboard tube
  • String or thin rope
  • Optional: needle and thread

Number of players:


  • Fold large sheet of cardboard in half.
  • Mark out a horses head in pencil
  • Cut out cardboard and attach a mane by sticking either fabric, streamers, wool or ribbons in between both pieces on the mane side of the head.
  • Now comes the part where you join the pieces together.
  • You can either staple or glue but a simple stitch holds it all together best using a large sewing needle and thread.
  • Make sure to leave the neck bit open.
  • Before you add the stuffing add facial features by drawing on eyes ears and mouth or make them on a sheet of paper, cut them out and stick on.
  • Fill half the head with the stuffing, then put cardbord tube or broom stick in head and continue to fill with stuffing.
  • Secure to pole with string.
  • To finish make the reins out of string or rope .

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