Easy and Magical Unicorn Craft For Kids

This adorable paper plate unicorn craft for kids is the cutest project for your little ones to enjoy. It uses rainbow colors, utilizes cutting and gluing skills, and is perfect for kids ages 2 all the way up to 10+.

To make this paper plate rainbow unicorn craft you will need a paper plate, the free unicorn PDF printable, construction paper, a marker, and optional foam flower stickers. Many of these materials you may already have on hand at home.

If you are looking for another fun paper plate craft for kids be sure to check out this spring bird’s nest craft for kids as well.

Unicorn Craft for Kids Pinterest Pin

Unicorns are very big right now. Everywhere you go you see unicorn toys, clothes, and games. If your kids are anything like my toddler they love unicorns and everything to do with them.

My toddler asks for unicorn clothes every time we go to the store. So I thought what better way to play into her interests than making a unicorn craft that she can keep at home and play with.

This unicorn project also includes rainbow hair. Rainbows are another thing that is very big right now with kids. It is a great project to practice the colors of the rainbow or even just color knowledge and recognition skills in general.

The rainbow colors utilized mean that it can also double as a fun St. Patrick’s Day project as well as an everyday project for kids who love unicorns. Read on to find out how to make your own rainbow unicorn project.

Unicorn Craft for Kids Wood

We created two different versions of this using two different types of paper plates that we had lying around the house. One you use the top of the plate and the other you use the bottom side of the plate.

Both worked equally well and turned out great. Scroll to the bottom to see both versions and decide which unicorn plate craft you like best.

You will need to make sure that you have paper plates at home for this project as well as scissors, glue, and construction paper. If your little ones want to embellish their unicorns once put together you may also want foam stickers, glitter, and more.

Paper Plate Rainbow Unicorn Craft for Kids


  • White Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Black Marker
  • Construction Paper (all colors)
  • Foam Stickers, glitter glue, sequins, etc… (optional)
  • PDF Template

Unicorn Activity Directions:

1. Print out the template PDF at the bottom of the post. 

2. Cut out the pieces from the template and color them in OR use the PDF pieces as tracers on colored construction paper to make the pieces the correct colors. 

2. Begin by gluing the solid piece of the hair down one color at a time to the top of the paper plate. You will need to overlap them when gluing them down.

3. Glue the unicorn horn on top of the middle of the hair. 

4. Glue the outside of the unicorn’s ears to each side of the unicorn’s horn. Glue the inside of the unicorn’s ears on top of the outside ears. 

5. Using a marker draw on your unicorn’s eyes, nose, and mouth. 

6. Glue the unicorn hearts on each side of the drawn-on mouth to make the cheeks.

7. If desired, stick or glue foam flower stickers to the top of the hair to create a flower crown on the unicorn. Add any other desired embellishments including glitter glue, stickers, sequins, etc. 

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  1. My little one is a bit young but I can see this being a mom and daughter project easily. I love it! My nieces and nephews would definitely enjoy this.

    1. My son loves the colorfulness of unicorns. We have recently been exploring paper plate crafts and I can’t wait to add this one to our list.

    1. Thanks so much Rachel! We always try to do most of our projects with things that we have around the house because a lot of them are last minute ideas.

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