Cardboard Tube Horse: The Farm Series

I’m still in the farm series of cardboard tube crafts. It’s tough to argue the fact that every farm needs a horse! Right? This one is a Palomino, my favorite from when I was a little girl. I always wanted a Palomino. While I never had my own Palomino, I was lucky enough to own a chesnut Arabian and a strawberry roan Appaloosa in my pre-child days. :) So since I couldn’t have a real one, I made one from cardboard tubes instead.

First cut off about an inch from the toilet paper tube. Paint the remaining tube, inside and out, with a dark yellow paint (I used )

Take the one inch piece you cut off in the previous step and cut it in half lengthwise. From one half cut out two triangle ears. Paint the ears and the 1/2″ wide strip.

Fold the strip and glue together, then trim one end to create a rounded nose. Glue the triangle ears to the top, between the two layers.

Coil 5 tan chenille stems around a paintbrush and pull paintbrush out. 4 will be legs and the 5th is the neck.

Cut one white chenille stem into eight equal pieces. Pull one of the coiled tan chenille stems to stretch it a little. To create the mane, twist each white stem piece around a coil in the tan stem. Work your way all the way down the tan stem.

Glue the four coiled tan stems inside the cardboard tube as shown. Glue the neck piece (the one you added the white pieces to) inside the top part of the tube. Add a piece of white chenille on top of the head for the forelock an fold another white chenille stem in half for the tail, glue in place. Lastly, draw eyes and nostril on with black Sharpie marker. Glue head to the neck.

Remember the cardboard tube goat? Goats and horses are known for being great pasture friends. :)

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13 Responses to Cardboard Tube Horse: The Farm Series

  1. 1
    Gośka says:

    So simply ans so funny:)

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    Jenny @ Embellishing Life says:

    Cute little horse!

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    Deb Westbury says:

    I think this is my favorite after the chicks…

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    Marie {Make and Takes} says:

    I'm loving your Farm series! Such cute animals!!

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    Tami says:

    Love this new addition. The whole series is so darn cute!

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    Cheryl @ Sew Can Do says:

    Love these creative animal ideas – they really are adorable!

    You should stop by & enter my CRI-Kits gel pens giveaway – they be perfect for adding little extras to things like this!


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    Agatha says:

    So simply cute.

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    MessyMissy says:

    That's adorable. I would love it if you would link this project up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess….each week I pick one project to feature on my side bar!! Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/3chfp5t

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    Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    LOVE THE HORSE, HE IS SO DARN CUTE. You are so clever. winks-jen

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