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, at 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
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- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Cow template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the cow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
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.
Position the nose just below the eyes and hanging half off the head.
Finish off the face by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
Place the completed head on the brown paper bag flap and glue it in place.
Glue some spots on the body of the cow and trim off any excess that hangs off of it.
Take the finished body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Now your child is done and has a cute craft to display on the fridge!
Farm Ideas For Kids
One fun way to engage young kids in learning is to create a farm animal unit study. This can be done by doing crafts, hands-on activities, using printables, and more! Read on below for our favorite ideas to help the kids have fun and learn!
Farm Books For Kids
When it comes to early learning, reading aloud is perhaps one of the most important activities for kids. Not only does it provide them with an opportunity for engagement and entertainment, but it also stimulates language development, cultivates creativity, and expands their knowledge about the world around them.
Try reading the kids one of these popular farm animal books:
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.
There is no doubt that crafting is good for kids. Not only does it teach them important skills like hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, but it also gives them a chance to express their creativity and explore new ideas. Crafting is also an excellent way for kids to connect with others!
Add in some of our top farm animal crafts for kids:
Paper Plate Horse Craft – This paper plate horse craft is the perfect project for any budding equestrians. All you need is a paper plate, some paint, and a few other materials, and you’ll be ready to gallop off into crafting fun.
Handprint Chicken Craft – Are you looking for a fun and easy kid-friendly craft for your little ones? Look no further than this chicken! This easy craft requires no paint and only a few simple materials, making it perfect for young children.
Llama Headband Craft – This simple craft is perfect for young children who love llamas and want to explore their creative side. Make it from colored paper or print it out white paper and color in instead!
Mouse Handprint Craft – This adorable little mouse is sure to delight kids of all ages and is so simple to make!
One great way to foster kids’ love of farms is through these farm color by number worksheets. These fun and educational printables help kids to fine-tune their fine motor skills, as well as practice their number recognition!
Looking for a fun way to practice fine motor skills, counting, handwriting, and more? Check out our farm animal printables! These printables are perfect for little ones!
If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids, look no further than this farm play dough kit! This activity is great for sensory play, as kids can squish, mold, and manipulate the dough to their heart’s content. Plus, the bright colors and fun shapes are sure to keep them entertained for hours on end. Best of all, when they’re done playing, you can simply pack up the kit and store it away for next time.
This personalized farm animal puzzle is a great gift for kids because it is both fun and educational. The puzzle can be customized to feature the child’s name too. Puzzles help to promote problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination and they’re an engaging screen-free activity too!
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More Farm Ideas For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Cow template
- Download the cow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- 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.
- Position the nose just below the eyes and hanging half off the head.
- Finish off the face by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
- Place the completed head on the brown paper bag flap and glue it in place.
- Glue some spots on the body of the cow and trim off any excess that hangs off of it.
- Take the finished body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.