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Easy Cow Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

Do you need a fun farm animal craft for the kids to make? This easy cow craft for kids is simple, fun, and great for young kids!

We love farm animal crafts and have made a ton of cute ones in the past. Today, we’re giving you a simple paper craft cow that is insanely easy to make.

We’ve also included a free printable template, so be sure to print it out and use it when you make this craft.

It’s perfect for creating with your preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary aged children!

Easy Cow Paper Craft

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Supplies

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the cow craft template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hands holding cow craft template

Glue the wavy cow spot piece somewhere on the top of the cow’s head. Use scissors to trim off any excess paper.

hands gluing black wavy paper to white paper

Glue the nose/mouth area onto the bottom of the cow’s head. Glue the cheeks just under the nostril holes or use a marker to color them in.

hands gluing cow nose to cow head

Place the eyes just above the nose/mouth area and glue in place. Optional: Use a black or brown marker to outline the eyes to help them stand out.

cow gluing cow eye to face

Make the cow’s ears by gluing the pink inner ear to the brown outer ear. Take the completed ears and glue to the back of the cow’s head, just above the top of the eyes.

hands gluing pink inner ear to white out ear

Glue the cow’s horns on the back of the cow’s head, in between the ears.

hands gluing paper horn to back of cow head

Make the body by gluing the spots around the body base, then trim off the excess with scissors. Glue the cow’s head to the front, top of the body.

hands gluing cow spot to cow body
hands gluing cow body to back of cow head

Can you believe how simple and cute this little cow is?

It’s a fun cut-and-paste style craft that’s great for little ones with shorter attention spans.

closeup of black and white paper cow

Farm Animal Unit

If you’re looking to create a farm animal unit, we’ve got some fun farm animal crafts, activities, and printables for kids!

From coloring pages to crafts, there’s something for everyone. And best of all, these activities can be done offline so kids can take a break from screens and have some good old-fashioned fun.

So what are you waiting for? Make a farm animal unit in just a few minutes!

Farm Books For Kids

There are so many benefits to reading out loud to kids! It helps them to develop their listening skills, improve their comprehension, and expand their vocabulary.

It also gives them a chance to bond with their parents and learn about the world around them. And let’s not forget how much fun it can be! Reading aloud is a great way to spend some quality time with your little ones.

So grab one of these farm books and start your unit off with reading!

Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!

Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!

The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.

closeup of brown and white cow craft

Farm Crafts

Crafting is not only a fun activity, but it can also be beneficial for young children. It helps to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creative thinking. It also provides an opportunity for children to express themselves and explore their imagination.

Try adding in some of these popular farm crafts:

Horse Headband Craft – If you’re looking for a fun farm craft for kids, look no further than this horse headband! It’s easy to make with our free template, and it’s perfect for dress-up, pretend play, or just everyday fun.

Goat Paper Bag Puppet – This goat craft is perfect for kids who love pretend play! It’s easy to make and so much fun to play with. Just grab a paper bag, some paper, glue, and the free template. Then let your kids go to town decorating their goat puppet.

Pig Handprint Craft – This pig handprint craft is so cute and easy to make! You don’t need any paint, just some paper, and scissors. It’s a great keepsake for kids to make and give to someone special.

Duck Paper Bag Puppet – This duck paper bag puppet is the perfect craft for kids who love animals! It’s a quick and easy project that requires no special materials, and it’s a great way to encourage imagination and creative thinking.

black/white and brown/white cow paper craft

Farm Activities

These farm color by numbers for kids are so much fun! They help with number recognition and fine motor skills, and they’re just plain cute. Your kids will love coloring in the animals, tractors, and other farm pictures. And you’ll love knowing that they’re learning while they’re playing.

These educational farm animal printables for kids are not only fun, but they also help kids practice handwriting, letter recognition, sequencing, and more. With these printables, your child can learn about the different animals on the farm while also practicing essential skills.

More Farm Ideas

If you’re a teacher or homeschooling mom, this Farm Animal Alphabet t-shirt is so cute to wear when teaching the kids about farms!

This farm animal playdough kit is perfect for sensory exploration! The three colors of dough are so much fun to squish and mix together, and the farm-themed trinkets are perfect for hours of screen-free play. Plus, it’s such a great way to encourage imaginative play!

Share With Us

Did you make this cow craft with your kids or students? We want to see how they turned out!

Snap a quick picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page or join our private Facebook group and show us in there!

More Ideas For Kids

Easy Cow Craft

Easy Cow Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

See how simple it is to make this cute cow craft! It's a perfect activity for farm animal themes!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in pink, tan, white, brown or black)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers (optional)

Instructions

  1. Download the cow craft template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the wavy cow spot piece somewhere on the top of the cow's head. Use scissors to trim off and excess paper.
  3. Glue the nose/mouth area onto the bottom of the cow's head. Glue the cheeks just under the nostril holes or use a marker to color them in.
  4. Optional: Place the eyes just above the nose/mouth area and glue in place. Use a black or brown marker to outline the eyes to help them stand out.
  5. Make the cow's ears by gluing the pink inner ear to the brown outer ear. Take the completed ears and glue to the back of the cow's head, just above the top of the eyes.
  6. Glue the cow's horns on the back of the cow's head, in between the ears.
  7. Make the body by gluing the spots around the body base, then trim off the excess with scissors. Glue the cow's head to the front, top of the body.

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Cow Craft Template

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Sharon Heintzen

Thursday 29th of September 2022

I would like the link please

rochel

Thursday 21st of July 2022

hi can you send me the craft template?

Sam

Monday 25th of July 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Sofía Prado

Monday 13th of June 2022

It’s cute

Sam

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

Thanks!

Marie

Tuesday 29th of March 2022

wow beautiful for preschool kids

Donna

Monday 6th of June 2022

@Sam, I need cow templates please

Sam

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Thanks!

Suriani

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Hi, I would like to have the cow template please! Thank you.

Sam

Saturday 19th of February 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

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