Kids Eco Unicorn Wand – a free unicorn printable recycled kids craft

Make a magical – and recycled – wand with our free unicorn printable!

This simple cardboard & flower Unicorn Wand is an easy craft project to make with kids – for a fun afternoon of play!

two cardboard unicorn wands decorated with lilacs and garden foliage made with recycled pizza boxes and our free unicorn printable kids craft activity

Crafting these colourful and sustainable unicorn wands, from rolled up Pizza Boxes, takes only an hour or so – and provides hours of fun play! Download our free unicorn printable below to get started:

download our free unicorn printable here:

Download and print both PDF files for this craft (they are mirror images)

three eco friendly diy cardboard unicorn wands made with recycled pizza boxes and our free unicorn printable kids craft activity

What you need to make a recycled cardboard unicorn wand:

  • pizza box or other cardboard
  • Unicorn Printable (both pages) printed on card
  • cello tape, paper parcel tape or washi tape etc.
  • flowers or foliage (optional)
  • felt tip pens or crayons (optional)
cut out the large unicorn shapes from our free unicorn printable kids craft

How to make a recycled cardboard unicorn wand:

roll up a pizza box arould a stick until you have a narrow tube

Firstly cut out the front panel of a pizza box (or use any other card – recycled or new!) and start rolling it around a stick until it becomes a narrow tube. Try to roll it tightly to get your ‘tube’ as narrow as you can.

use tape, twisted around the tube all the way down, to secure it in place

Starting at the top – go all the way down the tube with tape – twisting it round and round. The tape will secure your tube in place, and it will add a decorative effect too.

add another colour tape on top of the first one, for decorative effect

Use another colour tape on top of your first tape – for extra decorative effect!

Download our Free Unicorn Printable PDF below:

Download and print both PDF files for this craft (they are mirror images)

colour in the unicorn head shapes from the free unicorn printable kids art activity

Cut out the two large mirror image unicorn heads, and colour them in (optional) . If you would like to use additional shapes to decorate your unicorn wand, then cut them out too.

apply pva glue to the edges of the unicorn shapes and glue them together

Apply PVA glue in narrow strips to the edges of one unicorn shape – creating an open ‘channel’ through the unicorn head. Make sure to leave the top edge of the shape free from glue – as this needs to remain open to insert flowers into the wand later.

Press the two unicorn shapes together – creating a two sided card shape – and leave to dry.

slide the double sided unicorn head onto the cardboard wand to finish your unicorn wand

When your unicorn head is dry, use a stick or pen to open up the gap through the middle of the shape, so the ‘channel’ appears (see picture above). Push your narrow card tube inside the ‘channel’ in the unicorn head.

This step can be tricky – so kids might benefit from help at this point!

Decorating your Recycled Cardboard Unicorn Wand

decorate your unicorn wand with flowers and foliage from the garden

Collect some seasonal foliage or flowers – tape it into a mini bouquet – and insert it into the top of your unicorn wand. This step is optional but – in my opinion – it’s the best part of this craft!

and voila your recycled cardboard unicorn wand, from our free unicorn printable, is ready!

And Voila! Your recycled cardboard Unicorn Wand is ready!

Now you can colour it in some more – and add sequins, pompoms, tassels, or more flowers to make it even more magical! You can also decorate it with all the other shapes from the printable!

recycled cardboard unicorn wand and kids cardbaord art necklace set  free printable childrens carft

Want make a Cardboard Art Unicorn Necklace to go with your wand?

Visit our Cardboard Art Necklace tutorial blog post HERE

Thank you for reading – I hope you have as much fun as we did with this project! Plese tag #theawesomechildhoodproject on social media – or comment below – so we can see, and share, your wonderful creations!

Ulla Lake x x

a colourful childrens unicorn wand and necklace set - a recycled cardboard kids craft made with our free unicorn printable

Download our free Unicorn Printable PDF under leaf – have fun x x

Download and print both PDF files for this craft (they are mirror images)

Kids Eco Unicorn Wand – a free unicorn printable recycled kids craft