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Unicorn Mini Canvas

Looking for a fun craft to do with the kids? These Unicorn Mini Canvases are so stinking cute and they're super simple to make too! Whether you're on the hunt for an easy party craft (that also doubles as a DIY party favor) or something fun to make with the kids, teens / tweens on a rainy day, this easy DIY Unicorn Mini Canvas wall décor is sure to occupy and delight kids of all ages!

These DIY Unicorns are made using a 4"x4" mini canvas and other simple supplies that we found at our local craft store. You can make each Unicorn Mini Canvas for about $3 each (which is a pretty fab price-point if you plan on crafting many of these up, at a party!)

Read on for a full supply list and our tutorial + step-by-step imagery, to make your own Unicorn Mini Canvases.

Unicorn Mini Canvas Craft How-To 

What you'll need:

  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint brushes
  • Heavy duty craft glue (or low-temp hot glue gun and low-temp hot glue sticks. Note: if using a low-temp hot glue gun / glue an adult should complete all steps that require gluing)
  • 4" x 4" mini canvases ( we found them at A.C. Moore and we made sure to use a high value coupon from their website - so it came to about $2)
  • Paint - Acrylic paint or 3D / Dimensional Paint ("Puffy Paint") We used Nicole brand dimensional paint and puffy paint that we had on hand in a variety of bright colors, gold, and black.
  • White glitter felt ( 1 8x10 sheet is enough to make multiple Unicorn mini canvases.)
  • Gold / glitter craft foam ( 1 8x10 sheet is enough to make multiple Unicorn mini canvases.)
How to:

1. Start by cutting out two small ears for your unicorn, using the white glitter felt and scissors. 
2. Next, cut a unicorn horn and inner portions of your unicorn ears, using gold glitter craft foam and scissors. Set all pieces to the side.

3. Now, using paint and paintbrushes (in your choice of paint and paint colors) paint a "flower crown" all along the top side of your mini canvases (refer to imagery below.)

4. Using a pencil, lightly draw your unicorns eyes (pictured above and below.)

5. Using black paint and a paint brush, paint your unicorn's eyes, following your pencil outline. Allow adequate time for paint to dry, before moving on to the next step.

6. After paint has dried completely. Glue your unicorn horn and ears to your mini canvas. Note: if using a low-temp hot glue gun and low-temp hot glue, an adult should complete this step. Allow adequate time for glue to dry.

7. Optional: Use gold 3-D / dimensional "puffy" paint to outline your unicorn horn and the inside portions of your Unicorn's ears. Allow adequate time for paint to dry. Hang your completed Unicorn Mini Canvas, and enjoy!

Happy crafting, friends!