One of my very favorite things to do is craft with my grandlittle girls. When there is a birthday party involved even better! This past weekend I made cute Unicorn gift bags with twelve eight year olds. For the last four years we have done a craft at Maya’s party and it is now a birthday tradition. This gift bag is easy as one, two, three!
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 1 Hour
- 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin® Premiumfelt: 1 White (per bag)
- 9” x 12” craft cuts of Kunin® Classicfelt: 1 Candy Pink, 1 Lagoon, 1 Baby Pink
- 9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin® Coordinates: 1 Metallic Dots Gold on White
- 1 yard Pink Peapod pom pom trim Expo International Inc
- ½ yard White Ball pom pom trim Expo International Inc
- 1/3 yard Daisy Chain trim Expo International Inc
- Felt or Fabri-tac Glue by Beacon Adhesives
- Puffy fabric paint or marker
- Scissors, scallop or pinking scissors (optional)
1. From the gold metallic felt cut a 2” by 4” triangle for horn. Cut two 2” circles from baby pink for cheeks. Cut two 1” tear drops for ears. Cut a 4” circle from lagoon with scallop scissors or use regular scissors cutting scallops around the outside edge. Cut in half.
TIP: Depending on the age of the children, give out small squares of the felt colors and let them cut their own pieces. Provide some shape templates to use as patterns but encourage creative free hand cutting.
2. Fold the 12” by 18” sheet in half. Cut a half moon across one end for head shape.
3. While folded insert ends of pink pom pom trim piece for handle into each top corner and glue.
4. Glue along the edge between the two layers down the open side and across the bottom.
5. Glue white pom pom trim along bottom edge, trim off any excess.
6. Place unicorn horn in center along top edge. Add lagoon mane pieces, pink ears and cheeks. Place all pieces before gluing.
7. Cut individual daisies from trim, arrange and glue.
8. Use paint or marker to create eyes, set aside to dry.
The girls loved making this bag and look how cute they turned out!
I love this one with the smile!
Each one is different!
Now I only have to wait two more weeks for the next birthday party, a sweet little is turning four! It is all about the Princess for that event.
Crafting with kids is a very fun and rewarding experience for everyone.
Here are a few helpful tips.
- The basic bag for the Unicorn I made in advance for the girls as we had only about a half hour to craft. I put all the little pieces they would need plus extras in individual baggies at each place.
- Use smaller sizes of glue bottles for little hands to hold. Share between two, it is good to learn how to share. The same for markers and scissors.
- When showing the sample explain that this is just one way to put the pieces together. Adding extra pieces in their bags encourages more creativity.
- If you see a child having trouble or becoming frustrated offer to put the glue on the pieces and then they can place them.
- Point out the individuality of each bag, “Look at the cute smile you drew” or “Love those ears pointed that way.”
- Talk a little about the products being used. Children find it very interesting that the felt is made from recycled water bottles.
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Create with Kunin!