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Rocking horse

| Best out of Waste Ideas > Others

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Expert

This DIY takes you to your childhood. Make these cute little rocking horses to add a touch of nostalgia in your décor.


how to do it yourself

STEP 1:- Source the base and draw the design.

Rocking horse - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

• We are going to make a rocking horse out of the waste material like corrugated box flap, tissue paper.
• Take the corrugated box flap.
• Draw the basic shape of the horse out of it with crescent moon shape below the legs of the horse to give the rocking base to the structure.

STEP 2:- Cut the shape

Rocking horse - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

• Cut the basic shape of the horse out of it with the crescent moon shape below the legs of the horse to give the rocking base to the structure.
• Cut about 4 such horse shapes.
• Refer to the image.

STEP 3:- Stick tissue on the shape

Rocking horse - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

• Cover the cutouts by sticking tissue paper using Fevicol A+.
• Let it dry completely.

STEP 4:- Stick the mane of the horse

Rocking horse - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

• Attach the two shapes using Fabric Glue.
• Let it dry.
• Take the bristles of the brush and stick it on the neck to depict the mane of the horse using Fabric Glue.
• Let it dry.

STEP 5:- Paint the base

Rocking horse - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

• Paint the horses with a base coat of Acrylic Colours white 27.
• Let it dry.
• Paint the horse and saddle using Acrylic Colours Black 02, Chrome Yellow 03, Crimson 04, Cerulean Blue 32 and White 27.
• Leave it to dry completely.

STEP 6:- Finishing

Rocking horse - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

• Take the cobbler thread.
• Attach and stick to make the nosebands and reins of the horse using fabric Glue.
• Leave it to dry completely.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Black 02, Chrome Yellow 03, Crimson 04, White 27, Cerulean Blue 32 Fabric Glue, Fevicol A+, Fine Art Brushes, Tissue Paper, Corrugated Box Flap, Pencil, Scissors, Paper Cutter, Cobbler Thread, Colour Palette, Water Container

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