Age3 to 6 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
Have you ever ridden on a pony? Ponies usually live on farms, but sometimes, just like us, ponies need to take a long trip, to go to a pony show or a jumping competition, or even to see the veterinarian. But how do they get from the farm to where they have to go? It could be dangerous for a little pony to walk there alone. Besides, they’d get so tired! So we use a pony trailer. A pony trailer attaches to a car or truck, and we use it to transport ponies and other animals. Today we are going to make a paper pony transport trailer and car. For more inspiration, remember to have a look at our other “Fun on the Farm” projects. Where will you take your pony today?
- Print out the attached documents
- A cardboard cereal box
- A handy Pritt Stick
Cut out all the pony transport images from the printed-out crafting templates.
Now we take the paper car cut-out (image 1) and glue it to our breakfast box cardboard. We must wait 30 seconds for the glue to dry. Can you count to 30? Now we must cut around the paper car, so that we have a cardboard template.
Once we have the template, we must fold along the dotted lines of the paper car outline.
Place a generous amount of glue on the tabs along the sides of the paper car and glue them to the sides to form a car shape. Use the picture for help.
To make the pony trailer, we use images 7, 8 and 9. We fold and glue image 9 into shape. We then fold and glue image 7 to form the base of the pony trailer. Then we glue image 8 to the back to form the back door of the trailer. You can use the picture for help.
We glue image 2 to the car and the pony trailers to form the tow bar.
Next we make the pony. Fold the pony’s body along the dotted lines (image 3), then glue the white tabs in place, as seen in the pictures. Fold along the dotted line on both tails, and then glue the 2 sides together. Be careful not to glue the tabs (image 5) together! Then put glue on the coloured side, slip the tail in to the slit and glue the tabs to the inside of the pony’s body (image 3). Fold the pony’s head in half (image 4) and glue the 2 white tabs together. Use the picture to help. Then glue the pony’s head to the body.
Now we are ready to transport our pony. You can use the picture for inspiration. Where will you take your pony today? We hope you have fun playing with your pony transport car.
And that's it!
We hope you have lots of pony riding fun with your pony-transport car.
We would love to see pictures of your pony-transport car. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”.