Unicorn - Catch Me If You Can

It is said, “in a stable of horses, always be a unicorn”. We totally agree. There is nothing with more magically in a garden then a unicorn. The garden features a stable from a recycled Easter basket to fill this garden with magic, rainbows and all that is possible. We love the pops of color with the silk flowers, flags and stable “stage” as well as the rainbow path of colored pencils. With a trail of flowers, this is the perfect corral, indoors or out. Let your imagination fly!

Make the Magic Garden

Design
  • Where is the most magical place in the yard?
  • What other animals would be friends with the unicorn in the garden?
  • What things are rainbow colored to add to the garden?
Create
  1. Bury 1/2 of the basket
  2. Create colored Pencil Path (see below)
  3. Paint rainbow cement stable floor
  4. Make/place flags
  5. Unleash the unicorn and enjoy the magic!
Connect
  • Do you believe in magic?
  • Would you rather ride a horse or a unicorn?
  • What do you think the unicorn horn is for?
  • Do you know any magic tricks?
Plants We Used
  • Boxwood Shrub
  • Iris
  • Dianthus
Materials
  • DIY Recycled Basket Stable
  • Unicorn
  • Rainbow
  • Silk Flowers
  • DIY Flags
  • DIY Colored Pencil Path (see below)
  • DIY Stable Stage (a painted piece of asphalt)
  • DIT Sign
Magic Basket
A Magic Basket, is a collection of extra fun that kids can take into their Magic Gardens. It can be bark, rocks, pinecones and toys - the sky is the limit. For this garden, here are a few other ideas:
  • Silk flowers
  • Fence
  • Fairies
  • Pixie dust
  • Watering buckets
  • Show jumping course
  • Awards

Make the Colored Pencil Path

MATERIALS: Colored Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Burlap, Glue, Scissors

1Cut pencils in half and sharpen both ends.

2Lay out the pencils and cut burlap in the shape of the path you want, slightly more narrow then the pencils length.

3Hot glue or Gorilla Glue the pencils in place and trim excess burlap.

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