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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 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

collage of cow craft images with the words, "easy cow craft" in the middle

Supplies

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 or craftivity that’s great for little ones with shorter attention spans.

closeup of black and white paper cow

Farm Animal Preschool Units

We get several emails a month from readers who want to know if we have any other related activities to make crafts fit in a preschool unit.

Luckily, we normally do!

This cow craft fits perfectly in a farm animal preschool unit. Here’s how you might put together a week-long unit about farm animals:

closeup of brown and white cow craft

We generally like to start off with some fun books from the library or Amazon. This post has all of our favorite farm animal books that kids will love. Check it out and see if you have any at home or if you can pick some up from your local library.

After reading a few books, try this farm themed small world play. It’s easy to set up plus it’s great for creativity and independent play.

To add in some structured learning time, we recommend these farm animal printables.

They’re great for helping children work on letter recognition, counting, fine motor skills, and more!

black/white and brown/white cow paper craft

We also have these farm animal coloring pages that are great when you need a no-prep activity for the kids.

Add in this craft and any of our other farm animal crafts, and you’ll have an awesome week learning and having fun!

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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!

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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.

Cow Craft Template

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C

Monday 16th of August 2021

Cow template please

Sam

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

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

jennifer

Sunday 15th of August 2021

I WANT THE COW CRAFT TEMPLATE THANK YOU

Sam

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

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

rob thornton

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

trying to get the template

Sam T

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you :)

Christy

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Cow theme plate

Sam T

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you :)

Tiffany

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

I want to print cow craft template could you email me? Thank you!

Sam T

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Hi Tiffany! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you ?

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