Putting Together The
Unicorn and Rider Puppet


Having Fun with the puppet:
Start by thinking of all the colors that the Unicorn might be decorated with and clothes the Rider might wear. Now print and color in the Heart Fairy. (See Printing Instructions at the bottom of this page.)

Getting Started:
There are just a few steps and a few tools you will need. You will need to print the puppet on card stock. Then you will need a large sewing needle or push pin, scissors, and mini brads.

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Card Stock:
The easy part is going to be printing the puppet out on 65 lb., 90 lb., or even 110 lb. card stock, unless of course, you haven't any. If you do not have card stock, then print out the puppet to color on regular paper, and glue to any heavy paper. Don't forget to set your printer to its best quality setting.

Getting ready for the Brads:
After you color your drawing and before you start cutting use a large sewing needle or push pin, PushPin Puppet
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and put a small hole in the center of each of the black dots that mark where two parts of the puppet go together.  For a push pin, poke it all the way in to make the right size hole. These holes don't need to be very large because you can work the brads carefully into them and that will keep them tight.   A few layers from a corrugated cardboard box makes a good surface to put under the drawing while you make the holes.
Be careful about your fingers.

Cutting out the Puppet:
Use a good pair of scissors, be patient and cut slowly - you can do it!    It is best to cut out everything before you start putting it all together.

Putting it all Together:
Mini brads are the latest thing in crafts and scrap booking and you can use the mini stars or mini flowers. As you assemble the puppet push the brads through from the front to the back. Spread the wings on the brads and tighten these up as much as you can.

Assembling the Unicorn:

Assemble the Legs of the Unicorn then attach them to the body. A hoof is placed under a lower Leg and a brad is pushed through from the top. The lower leg goes over the bottom of the upper leg. One of the rear legs (the larger legs) goes in front of the Unicorn while the second goes behind, using one brad to hold both. The front legs are assembled in the same way. The lower neck goes behind the body of the Unicorn and the head goes over the top of the neck.

Assembling the Rider:

For the rider the hands go over the lower arm and the lower arm goes under the upper arm. The left hand goes with the upper arm having the most decoration and this arm attaches to what is her left shoulder, the wings attach behind the body using the same brad. The other arm becomes her right arm attaching behind the right shoulder using another brad.

The foot is placed below the lower leg and a brad is pushed through from the top. The lower leg goes under the upper leg. Both upper legs go behind the body using one brad. The rider slips on top the back of the Unicorn.

Having fun with a puppet:
You can add a "handle" on the back of the puppet, or you can hang them up on a wall or curtain in different poses. You could even glue a small patch of Velcro to the back or a small flat magnet to the unicorns back in order to show them on the refrigerator.
You're all set to have fun.

Puppet
Unicorn Puppet
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Puppet
Unicorn Rider
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Unicorn and Rider
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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

(1) Simply select and click the drawing you choose.

(2) When a new Page opens Click the Print button on your
      "Browser Menu Bar", choose the correct printer if needed.

(3) For better quality, choose the Printer Properties on the PRINT DIALOG BOX:
      (FILE > PRINT > PROPERTIES)
      Select the best picture Quality
      Sometimes its a GRAPHICS setting, if so select LINE ART.
      Your choices may vary from this so you can

      try different settings. In general choose the best quality.

(4) For a larger print size your browser will have a margins settings of 3/4 inch, you can reduce the margins to get a larger print.


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