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The Marvelous Book of Magical Horses

The Marvelous Book of Magical Horses

Eva Steele-Saccio
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 6 to 9
Klutz, 2011   ISBN: 978-1591749264

Many children love horses, and they like magical horses that have wings or a horn even more. In this creative kit, horse fans will find six beautiful paper horses, twelve shiny wings, over two hundred punch out decorations and outfits to put on the horses, and sticky shapes that you use to keep the decorations and outfits in place. There are also three paper fairies with a collection of wings, accessories and outfits for them to wear.

All you need to do is to punch out the horses and then decide how to dress them. There are glamorous tails, manes, hoof decorations, unicorn horns, capes and mantles, crowns, headdresses, and so much more. Once your outfit is chosen you place the sticky shapes that are provided on your chosen horse and then put the clothing and accessories in place.

The author gives her readers eighteen possible outfit ideas, but of course you can mix and match the accessories and clothes any way you wish. She also shows you how you trace the fashions in the book to create fashions of your own.

Finally there are three backgrounds that you can use to play with your horses.

This kit would make a wonderful gift for a child who likes horses, fashion, and paper dolls.