|My 6-year-old trying it out!|
You will need:
-1 one inch X 36" dowel
-1 wood cap for the bottom of the dowel
-1 men's crew sock (not a tube sock, you want one with a heel)
-2 buttons for eyes
-Yarn for the mane
-white felt for the ears
-Fiber fill to stuff the head
-Thread and needle (to sew eyes and ears on with)
Step 1: Fill the sock with fiberfill up to the point of the heel. (the more full, the better)
Step 2: Glue the wood cap on the end of the dowel.
Step 3: Insert the end of the dowel (with no cap on it) into sock so that the dowel is resting in the heel. Then stuff the rest of the sock with fiberfill and tie with yarn to secure to the dowel about two inches above the end of the sock. Hot glue the dowel rod under the loose portion off the sock and then pull that portion down and secure to the dowel. (May help keep head from flying off).
Step 4: Sew on the button eyes. Cut two triangles of white felt for the ears. Sew the ears on.
Step 5: Using the yarn needle, sew on the mane. Sew rows of long pieces (in the middle of the piece of yarn) down the back. Tie each one with a knot to secure it, and to hide the stitching.
|The finished product...|
That is it, have fun riding your hobby horse! (For a girl's birthday party, you can add ribbons and barrettes to make them "girly." What fun!)
Here are some verses about WHITE horses...
The one with the black horses is going toward the north country, the one with the white horses toward the west, and the one with the dappled horses toward the south.”
I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.