Clothespin Puppets – Unicorns! (Free Template)

Unicorns are simply the best – and now you have a free printable unicorn clothespin puppets template! If you loved my previous clothespin puppets, you’ll simply adore these. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

Paper Unicorn Clothespin Puppets

 

For ages, I’ve been wanting to do some unicorn puppets in the same style as my original clothespin puppets. Since I discovered those, I’ve been making loads of  clothespin crafts, but I wanted to go back to that original puppet idea and make something fun.

 

Clothespin Puppets Unicorns Kawaii

 

More importantly, I wanted to create some fun and crazy unicorn hair with the yarn like I did last time. I didn’t have rainbow colors in yarn, so that one fell flat a bit, but I tried another version with embroidery floss.

 

 

I created two unicorns for you to download – one is slightly more “realistic” (if you can even use that word for a unicorn…) One is more fun – kind of like kawaii style. That one was created simply by adding unicorn elements to the design of my original clothespin puppets.

 

 

Clothespin puppets are great for so many things: as an OT tool, for fine motor skills, to teach about mood, expression, as a reading tool, and so many more great ideas that my readers have suggested to me. Craft them and play with them however you’d like!

 

Unicorn Clothespin Puppets both

 

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What you need to make unicorn clothespin puppets:

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How to assemble your unicorn clothespin puppets:

 
Watch the video below, or scroll down for step-by-step photos and instructions:  

 


 
1. Color your puppets. You two sets of each style on your printout – print a unicorn and its mirror image to make one of your clothespin puppets.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 1

 

 

2. Cut out your template, and cut it across where the mouth is.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 2

 

 

3. Glue the top half to the side of your clothespin. You might need to work around the metal bits and hold it for a few seconds until it sets.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 3

 

 

3. Repeat with the bottom half, and then flip over and glue the mirror image to the other side.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 4

 

 

I made two different styles of hair for the unicorn clothespin puppets:

4. Braided hair: Cut out a few lengths of yarn for the hair

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 5

 

5. Knot them, leaving about an inch at the top to allow for some “bangs”.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 6

 

 

6. Braid them together.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 7

 

 

7. When it’s as long as you’d like it to be, knot it and trim.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 8

 

 

8. Glue it so that the knot sits about where the ears are.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 9

 

 

I glued it once on each side to the inside of each ear, held it in place for a few seconds until it set, and then reinforced it as I felt necessary.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 10

 

 

9. For the unbraided hair: 
This will work with yarn or embroidery floss, but since I used floss, I’ll write accordingly. Cut about 20 or so pieces of embroidery thread – a few of each color in long, uneven lengths.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 11

 

 

10. Tie one piece around the others about an inch from the top, so that the ends of your knot will mostly fall in line with the rest of the “hair”.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 12

 

 

11. If you like the messy look, scrunch it up to mess it up.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 13

 

 

12. Glue it in place like you did the previous style.

Unicorn clothespin puppets - free printable - step 14

 

 

Invite over some friends and put on a show!

 

 

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One Comment

  1. Wow, these unicorn clothespin puppets template are so beautiful. Nicely designed, and I must consider these design for my son’s project.

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