Cowboy Crafts Activities for Kids

Our cowboy crafts activities for kids will help you re-create your ensemble for a cowboy dress up. 

Every cowboy needs a horse, how else will they get around! It is fun to get your friends together and play pretend. You can be cowboys and defeat the bad guys. 

But a cowboy needs transportation.

We've come up with a way to make your own horse, you just need mom's kitchen broom and you are set to go!

This is great for storage too, just put the broom back in the kitchen and your trusty sidekick in the toy box. When you feel like you need your sidekick just grab mom's broom and you are off.

Cowboy Activities Crafts for Kids: Trusty Sidekick

Get crafting, so we can get riding our new horse!

Craft Supplies:

  • Cardboard
  • Brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Black marker
  • Paper towel roll
  • Construction paper (white and black)
  • String (or yarn)
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Age Range:

5+ years old, if younger do the cutting for them and have them decorate the horse.

Time to Complete:

30-45 minutes (plus some drying time)

Step #1:

Trace a horse head on a piece of cardboard with a pencil. Make sure it is large enough for you to ride. Cut this shape out.

Step #2:

Paint the entire head with brown paint. To be more realistic paint both sides the same. Allow the paint to dry completed.

Step #3:

Cut two ovals out of white paper. Glue this where your horses eyes will be (one on each side). Add a pupil to each with black paper.

Step #4:

With your black marker draw on a smile and a nostril. Do this for both sides.

Step #5:

Paint the paper towel roll with the same brown paint. Set this aside and allow it to dry completely.

Step #6

Take your hole punch and punch a number of holes along the head, where his mane will be. Be sure to add enough holes to make a full mane of hair.

Step #7

Weave your string into each hole. You can do this by just feeding the string through and tying it around the top of the horses head.

We added three separate colors of strings to each hole, so fill it more and add extra colors. 

Step #8

Cut slits in each side of the paper towel roll. Make them a few inches long so your head sits in good. Slide the head into the slits. You can also glue for extra sturdiness.

Now, go find mom's broom and place your horse onto the end.

Let's ride into the sunset, or into battle!



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