How to Make a Unicorn Horn

    by Ainsley Patterson

    About the Author

    Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.


    Greek literature, Mesopotamian art and Indian and Chinese myths make references to an animal with a horse's head and body, a lion's tail, the hind legs of a stag and a spiral horn with protective powers protruding from its head. Use the mythical creature known as a unicorn as inspiration for a shimmery craft project by constructing a unicorn horn from stiff poster board that your child can wear during playtime.

    Things You'll Need

    • Poster board
    • Ruler
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Hot glue gun
    • Craft glue
    • Foam brush
    • Paper plate
    • Glitter
    • Gold or silver ribbon, 1/4 inch wide
    • Elastic, 1/4 inch wide

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    Draw a 6-inch horizontal line on your poster board. Measure straight up from the center of the 6-inch line and make a small mark eight inches above the line. Draw two diagonal lines connecting the ends of the 6-inch line with the mark. Cut out the resulting triangle.

    Roll the triangle so the sides overlap one-quarter inch. Secure the overlapping sides with a line of hot glue. Let the glue cool for two minutes.

    Spread craft glue over the outside of the cone with a foam brush. Sprinkle glitter over the cone while holding it over a paper plate to catch the excess. Set the cone down, point facing up, on the plate and let the craft glue dry for 20 minutes.

    Wrap gold or silver ribbon around the outside of the cone starting at the tip and working your way down, attaching it with hot glue as you wrap. Space the wraps of ribbon 1-inch apart. Cut the ribbon from the spool when you reach the bottom of the cone.

    Cut a 20-inch-long piece of one-quarter-inch-wide elastic. Attach each end of elastic to the inside of the cone on opposing sides. Let the glue cool for two minutes before wearing the unicorn horn.

    • Be careful not to touch the hot glue or tip of the glue gun with your fingers. Both will cause painful burns.

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