Sorry for the slight delay this morning, they are putting new cable underground in our neighborhood and our Internet has been out for hours at a time all week. Grrr!! Anyhow, today’s camp activity is to add some personal touches to your horse’s space! Use what you have on hand and get creative. I will show you what Natalie and I did as a little inspiration for you.
The first thing we made is a name banner for our horse. Mocha is actually Sunny from The Queen’s Treasures. She is super soft, has a stylable mane and tail, and has the sweetest face.
To make the banner for Mocha, I simply punched out enough scalloped circles from scrapbook paper to spell her name. I glued them on a piece of brown ribbon. On the computer I made purple circles with white letters and cut them out. Instead of just gluing them, I used thick double sided scrapbooking foam squares to give the banner a little pop.
I also added a shelving unit. This was the best little find! I bought the kids some packets of trail mix from Berkley & Jensen (warehouse store BJs). When the snacks were gone I took one look at the box and thought it would make a perfect set of shelves since the box already had dividers in it.
To make the shelving a little more fun I covered the sides with the coordinating scrapbook paper and trimmed it with the same brown ribbon. At Joann, I found these cute little clothespins that have mini chalkboards on them. I simply hot glued the clothespins to the side of the shelf and now we can hang notes or horse accessories.
Mocha did such a great job at the horse show that she earned her rose garland.
To make the rose garland I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go around the horse’s neck, then used hot glue to attache pre-made rosettes that I picked up at the craft store.
Now Mocha is ready for an afternoon snack – a nice green apple from Saige.
Natalie made hay for the stable by cutting up yellow fun foam into strips then hot gluing it into bales. Karen also has a simple method of making hay bales that you can see here.
If your horse doesn’t have a stable yet, follow Karen’s instructions for making a horse stable from a cardboard box or get fancy and make a ranch using instructions from Morgane.
What else do you think our horse stable needs? I hope you share photos of your stables – we can’t wait to see them.