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How To Make a Unicorn Backpack

A backpack is a school necessity with all of the books and supplies students have to tote around, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring! School might be a little more exciting if your student felt like a magical unicorn walking around campus everyday, don't you think? A unicorn backpack can help! With a few craft supplies and Aleene's Quick Dry Fabric Fusion, you can turn a simple backpack into your student's new favorite bag. (And hey, maybe they'll actually start getting excited about heading back to school!)

What you need:

Aleene's® Quick Dry Fabric Fusion

- Backpack

- Unicorn horn

- Felt (desired colors for ears - we used beige and light pink)

- Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint - Black Slick

- Faux flowers

- Scissors

- Tape

- Clothespins

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

To make the coolest backpack ever (a.k.a. a unicorn backpack), you only need a few supplies! We chose a white backpack to start with, but your unicorn backpack can be any color. If you decide to go with a darker bag, make sure your Tulip Dimensional Paint is in a color that will stand out (for the eyes).

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

First cut out the ears from felt in an almond shape, leaving a straight edge along the bottoms. Cut the light pink parts smaller than the beige for the inner parts of the ears.

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

Glue the light pink parts of ears on top of the larger beige parts of ears and let dry. Add a small dot of glue to one of the bottom corners of each ear and pinch the other corner in place over the dot of glue. Hold with a clothespin until each ear dries. This creates a dimensional effect for the ears.

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

Glue the ears in place above the front pouch on backpack and let dry.

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

Glue the horn on bag in between the ears and let dry.

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

Glue the faux flowers across the top of pouch and under ears and horn to make a flower crown. Make sure not to get too close to the zipper!

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

Use the Dimensional Paint to create eyes and eyelashes on pouch under flower crown. Let dry completely.

Aleene's No-Sew Unicorn Backpack

So adorable! Now your student is ready to make magic this new school year!