I had a pack of plastic horses lying around for me the nieces and nephews to play with, and set out to make my molded mares into magical unicorns! I grabbed a pack of Sculpey clay, and a metal nail file. It might sound brutal, but using a metal nail file will allow you to flatten enough of a base on your horse’s head to attach a Sculpey horn (or wings if you are more of a Pegasus kind of person..). Bake the horned-horses per the instructions on the Sculpey box- but keep an eye on your horses as they bake. They *are*plastic, and out of 10 that I baked, two ended up with melted feet. No wonder unicorns are so rare.
Once the horses unicorns are out of the oven, paint them up with some Mod Podge.
If you haven’t done so already, grab a large piece of paper to work on. Then cover the Mod Podged horse in any color glitter you fancy.
Once my collection was complete, I took them outside to photography them in full sun. Those sparkles and bursts are not Photoshopped! These little glitter unicorns are sooooo shimmery!
I was overjoyed with my collection of sparkly unicorns. And when a girlfriend of mine brought her 2-year old over for a craft day, she too was drawn immediately to the “Sparkle Ponies.” Um, kid, they are unicorns, OK? Either way, we crafted up some “sparkle ponies” for her to take home, and with some supervision, this was a great craft for a 2-year old! Plus, she loved her “Sparkle ponies” so much, she held onto them with a ninja death grip during a long walk to the park and back, and even fell asleep with them.