Kevin the Unicorn: Why Can’t We Be Bestie-Corns?— written and illustrated by Jessika von Innerebner— teaches children you can still get along with one another even if you have differences. It is sometimes a difficult lesson to learn, especially for children.
Kevin the unicorn thought for sure when Eric the unicorn moved in next door they would be best friends. Even though they are both unicorns, they determined they do not like the same things. Kevin and Eric learned they could not force a friendship. Instead of disliking one another they are friendly. Why Can’t We Be Bestie-Corns? is a great story to share with your child if you want them to understand not all friendships are a perfect fit.
- White paper plate
- Colorful yarn
- Two googly eyes
- Black Marker
- Glue or stapler
- Pink, Brown and white construction paper
- Glitter (color of your choice)
- Cut one large oval and two small ovals from the pink construction paper.
- Cut two ovals (slightly bigger) from the white construction paper.
- Cut one large triangle from the brown construction paper.
- Spread glue over one side of the brown triangle and sprinkle glitter over the glue. Shake off excess glitter back into package for use in another project.
- Using the black marker draw a mouth and two small dots just above the mouth on one side of the large pink oval.
- Glue one of the small pink ovals to the larger white oval and repeat with the other small pink oval.
- Cut several 2″ lengths of yarn.
- Glue or staple the large pink oval to the bottom half of the paper plate (as illustrated in the picture).
- Glue the googly eyes to the paper plate above the pink oval.
- Glue or staple the white/pink ovals to the back of the opposite side of the paper plate leaving enough room between the ovals to attach the brown triangle (as illustrated in the picture).
- Glue or staple the brown triangle between the small ovals.
- Tie several pieces of yarn together to make the unicorn’s mane, repeat with additional yarn.
- Glue or staple one of the collections of yarn in the spot between the small ovals and the brown triangle.
Congratulations! Now you have your own unicorn.