The Journey of the Perfectly Imperfect Unicorn

Last week, we read and reviewed  Thelma the Unicorn. Our toddler loves unicorns right now, so naturally, I decided we would make a unicorn to go with the book. I don’t know if it was my bad drawing skills or the fact that the toddler is teething and slightly cranky, but somehow the unicorn craft went very wrong!


It started out like any other craft or activity. I sat down and drew some unicorn parts. Then I cut them out and sat down the toddler to put it together. As I’ve written before, I try to offer very little guidance when it comes to gluing things down. I will keep things out of her mouth and give her parts in a certain order, but thats about it.


The assembly was a little rougher than normal. The little one wanted to lick every part and not everything I had got out got onto the paper. We got it together and I took a picture, because our little unicorn was looking gloriously hilarious.



I was certain it would look much more unicorn like with hair, but first I wanted to let it dry a bit. While it was drying, I sent the picture to a friend, who affectionally named this creature a Rhinicorn. Then Mr. Not So Crafty came home and said “that pig with a party hat is cute”. We gave it some hair and then proudly hung it up on the fridge.



This little imperfect unicorn means the world to us now. It is such a great reminder that we can not expect perfection from our little one. We should just let them grow and explore without putting limits on that wonderful natural creativity. In a Pintrest perfect  world, I’d love to see more Rhinicorns!

15 responses to “The Journey of the Perfectly Imperfect Unicorn”

  1. thelampandthelamb Avatar

    This is such a great post and I love the creativity that you are allowing your little one to have!

  2. Such an excellent reminder!!

  3. Love, love, love the meaning and reminder behind this post! That unicorn is super cute btw!

  4. Such a great message and reminder for us all! Love this! Thank you for sharing with us!

  5. Aww, I love the pig with a party hat 🙂 It’s so fun to let the kids do what they want and see how it turns out. And, as you said, it’s a great reminder that things aren’t always perfect, but we can still find the beauty in them!

    1. Kids have a wonderful way of teaching adults to chill out a bit.

  6. I love this so much. Crafting can be such a great way to learn and explore.

    1. It really can be!

  7. That’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing your crafting tips… It’s well-illustrated for easy understanding.

  8. Love this idea and the meaning that it has!

  9. It looks like a pig to me too. But creativity is whatever the eye sees. It can be a unicorn if you desire.

  10. So cute! Love that you called it perfectly imperfect. The idea and fun is great!!

  11. Omg just love the craft! My daughter is so obsessed with unicorns! She would love this craft!

  12. Haha love the fun crafting. Such a great idea to keep kids amused and simple too x

  13. Awee. This is so cute. What a fun time with your baby.

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