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Cow Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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If your children or students are learning about farms, this cow paper bag puppet is a fun craft option to add in!

It’s simple, only uses common supplies, and can be done at home, daycare, the library, or in the classroom.

We’ve made lots of farm animal crafts for kids but this one might be our new favorite!

Watch our quick step by step video tutorial to see exactly how it’s made and then download the free printable template.

It’s easy enough to make it with preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary aged children.

Cow Puppet Craft

paper bag cow craft image collage with the words paper bag cow craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cow template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the cow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper bag cow craft template

Begin to make the cow’s head by gluing one or two spots on the face. Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the head, one on each side.

hand gluing spots to paper bag cow head craft
hand gluing eyes to paper bag cow craft

Position the nose just below the eyes and hanging half off the head.

hand gluing mouth to paper bag cow craft

Finish off the face by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.

hand gluing inner ears to paper bag cow craft

Place the completed head on the brown paper bag flap and glue it in place.

hand gluing head to paper bag cow craft

Glue some spots on the body of the cow and trim off any excess that hangs off of it.

hand gluing spots to paper bag cow craft

Take the finished body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to paper bag cow craft

Now your child is done and has a cute craft to display on the fridge!

hand holding paper bag cow craft

More Farm Animal Ideas For Kids

Want some ideas outside of crafts for a farm animal theme? One of our first activities we always turn to are books! Check out some of our favorite farm animal books below.

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.

2 paper bag cow crafts

If you want even more fun cow crafts for kids, check out this cow craft for kids or this paper plate cow craft.

For more farm animals, check out some of our other easy craft ideas:

paper bag cow craft

Do your kids love sensory play?

Grab this farm animal play dough kit that will keep the kids quietly (or not so quietly) playing for hours! This farm sensory bin is another simple activity that’s great for exploration and imaginative play.

For a fun farm animal gift for kids, check out this personalized wooden farm puzzle. It’s so beautiful!

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hand holding paper bag cow craft

Cow Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cow paper bag puppet craft with the kids for a farm animal birthday party or study unit!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cow template

Instructions

  1. Download the cow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the cow's head by gluing one or two spots on the face. Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the head, one on each side.
  3. Position the nose just below the eyes and hanging half off the head.
  4. Finish off the face by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
  5. Place the completed head on the brown paper bag flap and glue it in place.
  6. Glue some spots on the body of the cow and trim off any excess that hangs off of it.
  7. Take the finished body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

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