Celebrate the new preschool show Nella the Princess Knight with this easy Pool Noodle Unicorn DIY. This post is sponsored by Nickelodeon. All royally awesome opinions are my own.
Pool Noodle Unicorn DIY to Celebrate Nella the Princess Knight
I’ve got a preschooler ready to ride off into the sunset – literally.
As we begin to wind down our last few days of Pre-K, my daughter is already dreaming up summer adventures with her new favorite show, Nella the Princess Knight! Since she already had the sword, crown and necklace, I knew the next logical step was to get her noble steed to ride. So we made Nella’s trusty friend Trinket with this easy Pool Noodle Unicorn DIY. Come celebrate the newest princess in the hood with this adorable DIY unicorn idea, and watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon.
About Nella the Princess Knight
Be your own hero! This new Nick Jr. animated preschool series is the perfect combo of princess-like qualities with a hero twist. Empowering young girls with self-confidence, inclusiveness and compassion for others, Nella The Princess Knight inspires girls to be their sparkly best in every episode.
Nella is more than a princess, and more than a knight. She’s the princess-knight! With the help of her friends Sir Garret, Trinket, and Clod, Nella breaks barriers, challenges expectations, and fights for justice on every adventure. A hero unlike any other, Nella always stays true to herself through determination, power, and courage.
Pool Noodle Unicorn DIY
No princess knight is complete without her trusty steed! Trinket the unicorn is Nella’s faithful friend and the perfect inspiration for this pool noodle unicorn DIY. Ready to make one for your princess knight?
What You Will Need:
- 1 White Pool Noodle – about 55 inches long
- 2 Soft Pink Felt Sheets, 9 x 12 inches
- Stiff Teal Felt
- 3 x 2 inch Foam Cone
- Mod Podge
- Blue, Green, Pink, and Gold Glitter
- 1/2 inch Wide Teal Ribbon, about 5 feet in length
- THIS FREE Printable unicorn eyes
Let’s start by cutting the unicorn hair out of the pink felt. Take your soft pink felt sheets and fold in half. Cut 1/4 – 1/2 inch strips starting at the bottom of the unfolded section to about 1/2 – 1 inches away from the fold. Yay unicorn hair!
Measure about 9 inches from the end of the pool noodle. Make a single straight 9-inch slit (halfway through the pool noodle (until you reach the hollow center – not through to the other side) towards the longer end of the pool noodle.
Take your pink felt and stuff the non-cut folds into the slit of the pool noodle.
Trinket has the cutest little teal flower in her hair. Using stiff teal felt, I cut out and glued this flower into her hair.
Take your teal ribbon and tie a knot about 2 -3 inches from the short end of the pool noodle.
Wrap the ends around the other side of the pool noodle, so your noodle is now bent like a candy cane (or upside down “J”). Tie a knot to hold in place (you may want to reinforce with some glue if your kids are any bit as rough as mine). Leave enough excess ribbon to create “reins” for your child to hold onto as they ride.
Print and cut out unicorn eyes from the Nella the Princess Knight Printable HERE. Glue eyes onto your pool noodle.
Lastly, our unicorn needs a horn! Paint as desired and glue on glitter with mod podge. Glue horn onto the top of your unicorn.
Voila! Perfect for a party, this Pool Noodle Unicorn DIY turns an easy craft idea into a fun play time idea! Time to ride off into adventure!
This Pool Noodle Unicorn DIY is a fun craft idea for imaginative play – and the perfect pal for your little princess knight! My little girl just loves riding her new unicorn all over the house so she can be “strong, smart and full of heart,” just like her favorite Princess Knight, Nella!
Let your little Nella the Princess Knight ride into the sunset with her unicorn friend, Trinket. And be sure to watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon. For even more Nella, check out NickJr.com/nella-the-princess-knight!