What’s more magical than a unicorn? A unicorn wearing a flower crown!
With flowers popping up everywhere and our love for being outside, we combined the two for another fun backyard activity.
Mila and I LOVE unicorns. I swear when I found out I was having a girl I bought all the rainbow, pink, and unicorn items I came across. Its no wonder why Mila loves them.
As always, you’ll have most of the items you’ll need on hand.
Here they are:
- Yard full of flowers
All you need to do is cut a cardboard piece to whatever size. I had just recently bought candles and they came in the cutest, smallest boxes. They turned our perfect doe this activity.
Then, try your best to draw a unicorn ‘head.’ To simplify it, I obviously just drew the eyelashes, hair, horn, and some hair.
It’s not perfect by adult standards at all, but Mila thought it was the best thing ever.
Next, poke holes where a crown would be. I just used a pen to push through the cardboard. It would have been cute to do a pattern on a bigger piece of cardboard. Maybe next time!
All that’s left is to let your child explore the outdoors.
I let Mila pick ANY flowers in the yard and flower garden. For some reason, she was intent on picking the little white ones.
To keep the flowers from falling, I had Mila thread the stems in. If your little can get long stems, this will help. Then when she went back to look for more, I made little knots from the excess stems.
If you have an older child, this might be good practice for them!
Once she was all done, she gave me the biggest smile possible. Then ran inside to place it on her favorite shelf. It needed the prime spot.
Toddler activities do not need to be crazy intense for your child to be engaged and happy. Most of the time, it only take a piece of cardboard and creativity from a parent!
Even though we love unicorns, this activity can easily be tailored to your child’s animal preference.
I hope you and your child enjoys this activity! Let me know in the comments if you’ve done something similar or what animal you’d draw.
Before you go, check out how these moms included magical animals in their play: