Our pattern of the month is the Horse! It is believed that horses have evolved over the last 50 million years from much smaller creatures. Even though the horse evolved over tens of million years in the Americas, they went extinct after the last Ice Age. Thankfully, Europeans reintroduced the horse in 16th century to the Americas so little girls could dream of having a horse.
Fun Facts About the Horse
- Horses can sleep either standing up or laying down
- It is estimated that there are 60 million horses in the world
- Horses are plant eaters
- Horses are social animals and get lonely if kept alone
- Horses will mourn the passing of a companion
- Horses with pink skin can get sunburned
Upcoming Horse Craft Activities
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun Horse craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own Horse paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a Horse coloring page for the kids to color!
Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the Horse Puppet Sewing Pattern here. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial. In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the horse puppet right now! Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow. We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew.
What our customers are saying:
“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”
“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”