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Pony Corral by Katie Hacker


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts
Time needed for project:
2 hours


Main Materials:
FloraCraft® 18”x12”x1” green foam base
54 craft sticks
12 yellow glitter craft foam star stickers
2 sheets of blue self-adhesive glitter craft foam
Elmer’s® Tacky Glue
Brown acrylic paint by Plaid®

Basic Materials:
Paint brush
Cutting mat
Natural hemp or jute twine



  1. Lay two craft sticks on a cutting mat, about 4” apart for the fence posts.
  2. Place three craft sticks across the first two to form one section of the fence.
  3. Use the grid pattern on the cutting mat to make sure the fence pieces are straight and evenly spaced.
  4. Place a drop of glue under the ends of the cross-wise (horizontal) craft sticks to glue them to the posts (vertical); let the glue dry.
  5. Repeat Steps 1-4 to make four matching sections of short fence.
  6. For the long fences: Follow Steps 1-4, but connect four sections together in a row by gluing the ends of the cross-wise sticks with their ends touching on the posts. Make two long fences.
  7. Once all of the glue is dry on the fences, paint the fences brown.
  8. Let the fences dry, then paint the back, too.
  9. Use a pencil to measure and mark a 1-7/8” wide strip lengthwise on the back of the adhesive craft foam.
  10. Cut out the adhesive craft foam strip.
  11. Peel off the backing and attach the craft foam strip to the edge of the foam block.
  12. Repeat Steps 9-11 to cover the edge of the foam block.
  13. Carefully press and glue the fencing close to the edges on the top of the foam block.
  14. Using the fencing as a guide, attach stars evenly spaced around the edges of the foam block.
  15. Cut a yard of twine and knot it to the empty post on one of the short fences.
  16. Drape the twine across the front of the fencing, tying it around each post. To finish, tie it in a knot and cut off any extra twine.
  17. Repeat Steps 15-16 for the other side of the corral.

Want to make a pastel pony paradise? Paint the fences white, choose pink or purple adhesive craft foam and use flowers instead of stars.


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