This month we are going to try and have some fun with Unicorns, inspired by a new character in my shows called Dazzle. She’s a Unicorn who loves to sing and we have a whole bunch of fun with her. If you are a new reader than you should know that I write almost everyday, at least a little, we post new ideas every Monday and Thursday so make sure you come back regularly for loads of great fun ideas to try with kids. Lets kick things off with some Unicorn colouring pages, I haven't done colouring pages for a while so I thought it would be a good idea to try it again.
Following on from the success of our BFG Dream Catchers that I published whilst covering Roald Dahl, this one take it a step further but they are stunning and I can see many kids loving having one of these in their rooms.
6″ Embroidery Hoops
Yarn and ribbon of various textures and colors
Felt (stiff white and light pink)
Decorative craft flowers
Step 1. Wrap yarn around your embroidery hoop and secure with a dab of hot glue when you’re done.
Step 2. Tie yarn around one end the hoop and then tie around the hoop, crisscrossing yarn tightly. Tie off the yarn when you are done.
Step 3. Cut out felt outer white ears and inner pink ears. Use a stiffer white felt for the outer ears so they stick up. Hot glue the inner pink ears to the white ears.
Step 4. Cut out a paper horn shape from your glitter paper.
Step 5. Cut out lengths of various colored yarns and ribbons for your hangings (cut as long as you want the yarn to hang, but keep in mind they will be folded over to make a loop)
Step 6. Determine how you want to arrange your flower pattern.
Step 7. Assemble your unicorn dreamcatcher! Hot glue your glitter horn, flowers, and ears to your hoop.
Step 8. Loop your yarn hangings through the embroidery hoop
Now you're starting to get in the Unicorn mood, lets find our what your Unicorn name is, mine is Windy Sparkle Gem. You can print this off, frame it and use it to welcome guests at a birthday party.
Another super simple idea that the kids will want to play over and over again. Just click on the pic opposite for the free Unicorn Bingo print out.
How to play!
Bingo is a classic party game that most people know how to play. But just in case, here’s a quick recap!
Start by cutting up one unicorn bingo card. Fold up each square and put them all in a bowl for the bingo caller.
Give a bingo card and a pen/pencil to each player.
One at a time, the bingo caller picks a card out of the bowl and describes the picture.
If you’ve got that picture on your bingo card, cross it off.
The first player to cross out a whole row (horizontal, diagonal or vertical) shouts BINGO! and wins a prize.
Make sure you have plenty of Unicorn themed prizes so that the kids can play more than once, I have found some great prizes and included them below to save you time.
Unicorn Poo Slime
I've made slime before for my last Halloween Show, that recipe is a super safe recipe which I used to get splatted in my face.
This recipe is different! It contains two active ingredients shaving foam and Borax, once you have made it you need to play with it straight away. You can be allergic to both of these ingredients and you should NEVER consume these ingredients so no fingers in mouths. This may not be suitable for very small children.
1/2 cup white glue
1/2 cup foaming shaving cream
1/2 teaspoon borax powder
1 cup water
Blue, pink and yellow neon food coloring
In a large bowl mix glue and shaving cream with a spoon.
In a separate bowl or cup, mix 1/2 teaspoon of borax in 1 cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved. (To speed up this process, place mixture in a glass cup and microwave for 30-60 seconds.)
Add about a teaspoon of the borax and water mixture into the glue/shaving cream bowl and stir.
Knead with your hands and if it's too sticky, add a tiny bit more borax and water mixture.
Once your fluffy slime recipe is ready. Separate into three pieces.
Add a drop of blue food coloring to the first piece of slime and knead until the entire piece is blue.
Repeat with the other two pieces of slime by adding one drop of pink and one drop of yellow to them.
When all three pieces are colored, add them together.
Gently knead the fluffy slime until you have a pretty mixture of the rainbow.
The longer you knead this slime, the more the colors will become one.
If you prefer not to use Borax to activate the slime, try to substitute with saline solution or laundry detergent. If you don't use Borax, do not use water and you may need to add baking soda to thicken the slime.
Thats it for this week, make sure you come back next week for more great Unicorn fun, we are going to delving deeper into great unicorn party games.