A special thank you goes out to Lionsgate for providing my family a copy of the My Little Pony The Movie Blu-Ray and DVD, film press materials, as well as inspiring this Friendship Necklaces Craft. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
If you have a child that is into My Little Pony, then you know that these adorable equine heroes are all about friendship and fun.
In the new My Little Pony The Movie this theme shines through as well as the idea of working together to accomplish a goal and to save their friends and home, Ponyville.
My daughter loved this film and thought it was so cute. In addition, she also liked Princess Skystar (a sea pony played by Kristin Chenoweth) because of her humor as well as affinity for crafting!
After seeing the film myself and thinking about all these ideas, (friendship, fun, and crafting) I was inspired to setup a Friendship Necklace Activity for my daughter.
If you would like to recreate this craft with your kiddos, here is what you will need:
- Sheets of colorful thin foam
- Pony Beads (Thank you Craft Project Ideas for the gift, these came in handy!)
- Colored Twine
- Safety Scissors
- Single Hole Punch
- Black Pen
Tip: Since this involves small parts and twine, small children should be supervised by a parent when assembling the necklaces as well as when wearing them.
To get started, first pick a color of foam for the Friendship Necklace Craft. FYI, we made a few variations with different colors.
Then cut out a small heart shape, cut it jaggedly down the middle, and use the hole punch to make an opening on each side. (The hearts were about 2 and half inches in length)
Next, we picked out a color of twine and cut about 40 inches. This was looped through each hole on the hearts.
Then it was time to come up with a pattern for the pony beads. We started off with 10 for each necklace, with the colors of Rainbow Dash in mind.
To finish the necklaces, my daughter wrote out “Best Friends” along the line and I adjusted the twine to fit over her head, tied it, and cut the extra off.
As you can see, these Friendship Necklaces are easy to assemble and there are so many ways that they can be designed.
I think this would be an excellent activity for a My Little Pony Birthday Party or a play-date.
About the My Little Pony The Movie!
When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and exciting challenges along the way.
Best friends Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Rarity team up in their most epic adventure yet!
This new installment of the global phenomenon features the Mane 6 voices of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” accompanied by Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Into the Woods, 2015), Primetime Emmy® winner Kristin Chenoweth (Best Supporting Actress, “Pushing Daisies,” 2009), Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber (Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama, “Ray Donovan,” 2017), Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-Man franchise), Sia, Taye Diggs (Chicago, “Private Practice”), Golden Globe® nominee Uzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress – Television, “Orange Is the New Black,” 2016), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise).
Directed by “My Little Pony” veteran Jayson Thiessen (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and including original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt, My Little Pony: The Movie is full of music, fun, and laughter for the whole family.