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Se7en Make Mini Hobby Horses…

March 15th, 2012 · 23 Comments

Sometimes I just need to sit with my little people and make things… well this weekend we needed to do something with those sweet outgrown socks that are just too cute to get rid of. We saw some hobby horses a while back and my little ones thought they were quite magical – so mini-hobby horses it was…

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I think this may have been the best part – hauling all the goodies out!!!

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You will need:

  • Socks
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Felt/fabric scraps
  • Wool Scraps
  • Buttons
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Glue

So we searched through the felt and played in the button box…

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And then everyone was ready to start…

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With some serious stuffing…

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Then some serious glueing… ears and eyes…
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But a horse needs whiskers…

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Now that your horses head is ready…

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You just need your wooden spoon…
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Tie a ribbon round it…
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Some last minute fixings… a smile and a nose!!!

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And our horses we ready…

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For hours and hours of play…
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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheryl // Mar 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Too cute. I bet they had so much fun making them…and playing with them as well.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..Yarn Along – the answer is 16

  • 2 Meaghan // Mar 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I just love this idea. They turned out to be do cute! I know my boys would love to make one too.
    Meaghan´s last blog post ..St. Patty’s Crafts

  • 3 The Monko // Mar 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    What a great idea, they look fab and the girls all look very pleased with them. I’ll have to try this at home, I found my son using a paint brush as a hobby horse the other day.
    The Monko´s last blog post ..Super Simple Mother’s Day Cards

  • 4 se7en // Mar 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Hay Cheryl, I think we all had quite a bit of fun making them and days later they are still the number one toy!!! Hope you are all having a fun week!!!

  • 5 se7en // Mar 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Meaghan, This were so easy for my little kidlets to make and they did a really good job of it!!! Hope your have a fun time creating!!!

  • 6 se7en // Mar 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Hi there “The Monko” These were so fun and hopefully they will suffice for the real live broomstick size hobby horses!!! So far so good, they have had such a lot of fun playing with them!!!

  • 7 Domestic Goddesque // Mar 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    you always come up with the best ideas *shakes fists* *curses you*
    Domestic Goddesque´s last blog post ..How to make Easter chicks from plastic eggs.

  • 8 Love and Lollipops // Mar 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    WOW-WEE!! These are awesome!!! love love love them :)
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  • 9 se7en // Mar 15, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Oh Domestic Goddesque… How funny!!! We are the blog you love to hate!!! Have a fab week!!!

  • 10 Love and Lollipops // Mar 15, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    oops me again – with the correct blog address this time :)

    As I was saying…

    WOW-WEE!! These are awesome!!! love love love them!
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  • 11 se7en // Mar 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Hay Love and Lollipops!!! Glad you liked them!!! They were a lot of fun to make!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 12 Corli // Mar 16, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Awesome, loved them too. And I feel the same way about those cute outgrown socks! We left a horse or two behind in the move, and these would be a wonderful alternative.
    Corli´s last blog post ..winter beauties

  • 13 Efi // Mar 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Love them! Love them! Love them!

  • 14 se7en // Mar 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Efi, Glad you loved them!!! Hope you have a brilliant weekend!!!

  • 15 maggy, red ted art // Mar 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Oh my, I LOVE your stick horses! They are all WONDERFUL! You always have such fantastic ideas and I love how all the kids get involved. Brilliant. In awe, as always!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  • 16 maggy, red ted art // Mar 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Mmmh trying again, not sure the first comment saved…

    Oh my, I LOVE your stick horses! They are all WONDERFUL! You always have such fantastic ideas and I love how all the kids get involved. Brilliant. In awe, as always!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa
    maggy, red ted art´s last blog post ..How to… Make an Easy No Sew Tutu

  • 17 se7en // Mar 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Hay Maggy!!! So glad you have your fab collection each week!!! Glad you like our horses!!! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!!

  • 18 Terri // Mar 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I love these! They turned out so cute! I also love how it involved an afternoon of crafting with your kids… what a wonderful way to spend time together!
    Terri´s last blog post ..Weekends: Exercise Outdoors

  • 19 se7en // Mar 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Hay Terri, So glad you like them!!! It was such fun to do something with my little guys – a great break from the world at large!!! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fabulous day!!!

  • 20 creativejewishmom/sara // Mar 22, 2012 at 1:24 am

    LOVE love love! I started making a large sized one for Purim, but my son didn’t want it in the end, so I can’t wait to share this idea with my kids. Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
    creativejewishmom/sara´s last blog post ..Potholders From Recycled Long Sleeved T-shirts

  • 21 se7en // Mar 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Hay Sara, So glad you liked our horses!!! Thanks for your fab link-up each week!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

  • 22 Angie Boehm // Apr 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Such a cute craft! I spent many decades finding ways to have fun and learn with my own 7 kids and now that I have almost as many grandchildren, I’m having a great time checking out some of your ideas :)

  • 23 se7en // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    So glad you stopped by and left a comment Angie… Great to meet you and hope you have a fun weekend!!!

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