Spool yarn crafts bring back memories of years ago with my grandmother. It was incredibly fun to see our 9 year old just as enthusiastic about making the long spool braids as I once did as a kid. She had the idea to make a unicorn by wrapping her braid around styrofoam eggs. Sewing the head and body together gives extra support and durability. The legs and arms were made by placing pipe cleaners inside the braids to give some support. Making the pipe cleaner a little longer than the braid help secure it by pushing it into the styrofoam egg. Faux fur for the mane and tail, felt ears, goggly eyes and a pipe cleaner for the horn brought the unicorn to life.
A tip for anyone interested in making this project, make a longer braid than you think. If possible wrap it around your object before removing it from your spool to make sure it is long enough. Additionally craft styrofoam glue worked much better than regular old Elmer’s. Happy Spooling!