It might get messy. It might take a few steps and seem tedious, but in the end you could have one really happy My Little Pony fan grinning ear to ear.
This craft was a bit of an act of love for my little girl. She loves My Little Ponies. I think she has about six ponies, and they go everywhere with us. There are squeals of joy when ever she sees a My Little Pony shirt, card, show, etc.
One day we were painting and she says she is going to paint Fluttershy (one of the My Little Ponies) and I got an idea. I gave her Fluttershy’s colors to paint with and let her go at it.
She had a blast painting her Fluttershy. If you have a new three-year old, you know her painting looked nothing like Fluttershy. Yet, she was proud of it, and it truly was beautiful. I have so many paintings and “pictures” of hers like this. I decided to help her transform her art into a Fluttershy.
I found a Fluttershy image on google, saved it to word, and stretched the image so it ran off my print area. It took moving the image around my print area five times to print the complete image.
After I printed off my Fluttershy, I taped the puzzle pieces of her together, cut the image out, and laid it on top of Reagan’s painting. I then traced the pony onto the painting, and cut it out.
I then had a painted silhouette image of Fluttershy. I used the paper print out as my stencil. I kept cutting off pieces of my stencil Fluttershy so I could trace those exact lines onto Reagan’s painting to get the most similar image possible. This was wayyyyy easier for me than trying to draw the pony freehand.
Once I had some pencil lines of Fluttershy’s features, I went over them in Sharpie. I ended up cutting out eyes and a wing from a different part of Reagan’s painting, and I glued them onto Fluttershy’s body to give her pony another pop of color and texture.
The next step was the most tedious. I glued yarn to give her pony a more “real” My Little Pony look for the mane and tail. This added another texture that I love. I added a strip of glue and then laid a strip of yarn on top. As I went, I realized it was faster to add a bunch of glue and then lay a bunch of yarn strips on top.
Once all the yarn was in place and dry, our Fluttershy was complete! We think she turned out so cute, and Reagan wanted to carry her all over :).
I had to convince her she was safer to hang on the wall. We ended up placing her in an Ikea frame and did a background matte like I did in this cheap wall art. I love all the color and textures and how this piece just adds another fun touch to Reagan’s bedroom.
So, what about you!? Do you have a My Little Pony fan? You could easily take this concept and turn it into your child’s favorite character.
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