Pool Noodle Seahorses
These Pool Noodle Seahorses are so great for a summer party and a really easy way to craft summer fun for the kids! I saw this on the PBS Parents website and knew I wanted to try it! Read on to learn how to make these adorable “horses”!
Pool swimming noodles – the skinny noodles work best
Twine (for the bridle)
Felt (I used 9×12 sheets)
Faux Fur (optional for the mane)
Large wiggly eyes
Step 1: Bend the tip of the noodle as shown and tie the twine tightly around to create the bridle. You can also wrap a pipe cleaner around the twine to add some color after you’ve tied the twine. Leave enough twine to hang so it looks line reins – the reins are just for fun.
Step 2: Turn the felt lengthwise and cut a strip about 12″ long by 1″ wide. Trim the ends into points to create the ears.
Step 3: Cut the next strip about 12″ long by 4″ wide. Fold this stripe in half lengthwise and cut waves around the edges to create the mane.
Step 4: Slide the piece for the ears between the part of the noodle that is folded, as shown, and pull them up into place. Glue the ears firmly in position.
Step 5: Glue the mane and wiggly eyes in place.
Now all that’s left to do is giddy up and have some fun!