My Little Pony: The Movie – Party Craft

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Hoof over your heart… who doesn’t have at least one My Little Pony fan at home?! On October 6, friendship is magic (October 20th in the UK)! Join the littlest ponies on a BIG screen adventure. Finally, My Little Pony: The Movie is coming to theaters and to celebrate we have come up with a fabulous My Little Pony Party Craft (or playdate craft) – bring along your friends, get crafty and have lots of fun. Friendship is magic, friendship gets crafty!!! We will be making our easy My Little Pony masks today, complimented with some fabulous “Ponyails”. A lovely hair accessory that will be a happy addition any party bag and turning your kids and their friends into real Pony friends forever!

These masks and photo props will create the extra wow factor at your next My Little Pony themed Birthday or dress up party. And we’ll show you how to easily and inexpensively create a gorgeous My Little Pony Hair Accessories to go with it.

If you have “short haired” children or children who don’t like Hair Accessories.. this craft also works wonderful as a My Little Ponytail attached to trousers or skirts!

Make it at a My Little Pony Party.. or make and wear when you go a watch the movie at the cinema!

 

About My Little Pony: The Movie

A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana. The movie features original music and songs performed by Sia, Diggs, Saldana, Chenoweth and Blunt.

Excited yet??? We sure are.  To get us into the My Little Pony mood let’s get started on our Pony friends forever! transformation… it is quick.. and it is easy.

How to make your My Little Pony Masks & PonyTails

My Little Pony Masks and Hair Accessories: The perfect styling for your visit to the movie theatre.

How to get the Hair Accessory for your movie visit or My Little Pony party:

  • printables for masks and photo props  (PRINTABLE MASKS and PRINTABLE PHOTO PROPS)
  • scissors to cut out mask and holes for eyes
  • elastic bands to hold mask on head
  • stapler to attach elastic band to mask
  • sticks for photo prop (e.g. straws, chopsticks, pencils)
  • tape to attach stick to photo prop

For the My Little Pony Pony Tail Hair Accessories

As always.. see what you can find in your craft stash/ local craft store… be as inventive as you can be!

  • wool yarn (Twilight: dark blue and purple / Rainbow Dash: yellow, orange, red, green and blue)
  • elastic hair bands (3 for Twilight / 5 for Rainbow Dash)
  • glittery packaging ribbon to add sparkle (Twilight)
  • little hair clips to attach glitter packaging ribbon to hair

How to make your My Little Pony Masks & Pony Tails

My Little Pony Masks and Hair Accessories: The perfect styling for your cinema visit

How to get the Hair Accessory for your movie visit or My Little Pony party:

Download the printables for the masks and cut them out. Do you see the two holes in the mask? Those circles need to be removed also. They are for your eyes, so that you are able to see through your mask. Use smaller scissors (e.g. for nails) for this. You might want an adult help you with this.

You will need a bit less than 40cm/16in of elastic band for the mask. Check by holding the elastic band to your head before and adjust to your size. Use the stapler to attach it to the back of the mask.

If you do not like staplers that much then you can simply put little holes at the sides of the mask and attach the elastic bands with knots.

Cut out the photo prop and attach the stick with some tape to the back of the photo prop.

Easy peasy! Don’t you think!?

How to make your My Little Pony Hair Accessories

Twilight Hair Accessory

For the dark blue/purple mane of Twilight get your wool and 3 elastic hair bands.

Two of the elastic hair bands we will use for the dark blue hair part. the other one for the purple hair mane.

For 40cm/18in length of pony hair hold the wool yarn between your thumb and pointing finger and loop the yarn from hand via elbow and back to your hand 15 times (see picture).

Cut the loop open and attach to elastic band as shown in the picture.

Create 5 such strands for each hair band to get a full MLP mane.

For the purple highlight in Twilights mane use one hair band and add 3 purple strands to it.

Now, curl some glittery packaging ribbon that you can then attach with a little hair clip to the hair.

When you have all these items you can get started on your hair. It is pretty simple. Create a ponytail. Then you add the My Little Pony mane: first the 2 hair bands with the dark blue mane and then the purple one. Clip on your glitter strands.

Rainbow Dash Hair Accessories

As with Twilight we will use elastic hair bands and wool yarn – of course this time in Rainbow Dash’ colours!

By following the steps in Twilight Sparkle’s tutorial create 5 hair pieces: a yellow, orange, red, green and blue hair piece with each 3 hair strands.

Now turn your own hair into a ponytail. And then add rainbow’s hair pieces one by one. Depending on the size of the hair band you might be able to add all 5 hair pieces in one go. Have blue at the bottom followed by green, red, orange and yellow. Then move the hair pieces a little sideways to make sure all colours are visible.

Now you are ready for your My Little Pony: The Movie visit! Have fun!

Awww don’t the masks look so much fun?!

Want more information? Watch the trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie & join the littlest ponies on a BIG screen adventure.

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