Letter U Craft: Unicorn

Unicorns are simply the best. Most kids love unicorns and can’t get enough of their magical horns. Help kids learn about the letter U and unicorns when making this Letter U craft. This little craft is a unicorn bookmark and mimics the design of a hobby horse. Kids will get a kick out of their unicorn hobby horse crafts and they will be able to use the bookmarks later at home or school to save their place inside books. Make sure each bookmark is labeled with each child’s name so they don’t get mixed up.

Before we start with the unicorn, I would like to recommend some books to teach the letter U for children:

The Ugly Duckling (Fairytale Boards)The Ugly Duckling (Fairytale Boards)Amazon Buy Now ButtonsUnlovable (Owlet Book)Unlovable (Owlet Book)Amazon Buy Now ButtonsThe UmbrellaThe UmbrellaAmazon Buy Now ButtonsGreat Day for Up (Bright & Early Books(R))Great Day for Up (Bright & Early Books(R))Amazon Buy Now Buttons

Most kids love unicorns for the magical horns. Help kids learn about the letter U and unicorns when making this Letter U craft.

Letter U Craft: Unicorn Craft

What you’ll need to make the U is for unicorn craft for each child:

  • 1 jumbo craft stick
  • White paper
  • Colorful paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 1 googly eye
  • Markers

Most kids love unicorns for the magical horns. Help kids learn about the letter U and unicorns when making this Letter U craft.

U is for Unicorn Craft Directions

  1. In advance, you’ll want to cut the pieces out for each child. Each child will need one craft stick, 1 unicorn head, 1 unicorn horn, 1 tail, 1 mane, and 1 harness. Cut these out of paper in advance and store in a little plastic baggie to make it easier for the kids to use.
  2. Have the kids color the craft stick any color they want with markers. Draw a smile onto the unicorn’s face.
  3. Glue the horn, eye, mane, and tail in place on the unicorn. This unicorn is a hobbyhorse bookmark, so glue the harness in place around its neck.
  4. Once the glue is dry, the unicorn is flat enough to be used as a bookmark. Kids will love how they can take this craft home and use it to save their place inside books.

Why just make a craft that will get thrown away? The unicorn bookmark craft can be used by kids for weeks or even years.


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Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.