I love supporting Aussie Authors. I’ve featured Alison Lester, Peter Carnavas, Susan Stephenson and Aleesah Darlison on the blog before. Today, I’m welcoming Aleessah Darlison back to the blog for the launch of her new series, Unicorn Riders.
Who are the Unicorn Riders?
Unicorn Riders is a brand new fantasy adventure series written by Aleesah Darlison and illustrated by Jill Brailsford. The Unicorn Riders are made up of four strong-willed and independent girls: Willow, Quinn, Krystal and Ellabeth.
Each book is full of action-packed adventures and deals with themes of bravery, friendship and teamwork. Perfect for smart and savvy girls aged seven plus.
“We Ride As One!” is the Unicorn Riders’ catch-cry and to celebrate the release of Unicorn Riders, Aleesah has embarked on a We Ride As One! Blog Tour. Here, Aleesah Darlison offers a fun craft idea do at home with the kids. Get into the spirit of Unicorn Riders and make your very own unicorn horn!
Make Your Own Unicorn Horn Craft Instructions
- Coloured Cardboard/Cardstock paper
- Craft glue
- Coloured ribbons
- Plastic (craft) flatback rhinestones, various colours
- Small paint/craft brush
- Thin elastic
- Make a cone shape with cardboard/cardstock paper. Glue the paper along the fold and hold until set. This becomes your unicorn horn.
- Punch holes either side of the unicorn horn and thread a length of thin elastic through each hole, tying at each end.
- Brush glue over the unicorn horn.
- Sprinkle glitter onto the horn (do this over a paper plate to catch the excess).
- Wrap two or three pieces of ribbon around the horn starting at the tip and working your way down. Space the ribbons a few centimetres apart as you spiral down to the base of the horn. Make sure the ribbon sticks firmly to the glue.
- Place various coloured rhinestones at intervals on the unicorn horn.
- Then you’re all set to play unicorns!
About Aleesha Darlinson
Find out more about the Unicorn Riders series on Aleesah’s website: www.aleesahdarlison.com
There are also some excellent resources, including colouring-in pages, teacher’s notes, chapter samplers and character profile pages.
Follow Aleesah’s Blog Tour by following the links here: We Ride as One! Blog Tour Posts
Kelly Be A Fun MumOctober 31, 2011 at 10:18 am
This looks like an easy and fun craft to do with my girls. Thanks Aleesah!
Dee WhiteOctober 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm
Great craft activity, Aleesah.
Thanks for the post, Kelly. Always great to ‘cybermeet’ a fellow blogger supporting Aussie authors. Love your blog.
Kelly Be A Fun MumOctober 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Hi Dee! Thanks for leaving a comment. Lovely to meet you too!
Aleesah DarlisonOctober 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm
It is a fun craft activity for the kids – and original. Even my boys enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting me on your blog.
PennyOctober 31, 2011 at 9:40 pm
I love this craft idea. So simple but so cute!
I have quite a few of Aleesah’s books and I’m lucky enough to have meet her in person. I bought Totally Twins for, wait for it, my twins but I will have to get this series for Miss Possum too!
AutumnJanuary 28, 2013 at 9:10 am
I wasnt very happy when i saw this, I thought it would be more of a COSPLAY thing….Personally i hate it
Michelle PattersonFebruary 17, 2013 at 9:38 am
Hi Kelly and Aleesah,
Thanks for this great craft idea. This is absolutely perfect as a complimentary activity for the unicorn pony parties that I do here in Melbourne. I’m always on the look out for something new and fresh and creative to add value to our already creative kids parties. You’re welcome to check it out as http://www.balloonaversal.com.au/pony-parties.
I am now going to get myself a copy of book #1 of the Unicorn Riders (I can’t wait). I love the HorseWyse/Equitana show bag idea and think something like that would be a wonderful gift to the birthday girl. I’d love to catch up with you and chat some more Aleesha.
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