Make a Wild Hobbyhorse

Unlike other wild horses, this one is easy to tame!

What You Need

  • 2 sheets of brown fun foam (12″ x 18″)
  • thick brown yarn (approximately 32′)
  • dowel (36″ long and 3/4″ diameter)
  • hole punch
  • black marker

What You Do

  1. Download and print the pattern.
    Download and print the Wild Hobbyhorse pattern.hobby horse
  2. Cut the foam.
    Use the pattern to cut two pieces of fun foam in the shape of a horse’s head.
  3. Punch the holes.
    Punch holes around the edge of the horse’s head as shown on the pattern.
  4. Lace the yarn.
    Starting at the base of the horse’s neck, lace a 48″ piece of yarn through the holes around the horse’s head. Tie a knot at both ends and trim the excess.
  5. Make the mane.
    Cut 24 pieces of yarn (each 12″ long). Fold each piece of yarn in half. Place the folded end under the yarn on the horse’s neck and then thread the ends through the loop to attach it to the yarn on the neck. Repeat, using six pieces on each section of yarn to make the horse’s mane.
    Cut six pieces of yarn (each 8″ long). Attach them to the horse’s forehead the same way you attached the yarn to make the mane.
  6. Create the face.
    Draw the horse’s eyes, ears, nose, and mouth with the black marker. (See photo.)
  7. Add the dowel.
    Slide the dowel into the horse’s neck.


Craft by Laura Blankenbaker; Photo by John Collins/Happy Medium Productions

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