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Cow Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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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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

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.

2 paper bag cow crafts

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!

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

paper bag cow craft

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!

Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Farm Ideas For Kids

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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Free Cow Template

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shawna

Thursday 18th of April 2024

I would like the farm animal puppet templates. They are so cute.

Sam

Thursday 18th of April 2024

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. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Raana

Monday 1st of April 2024

Please send me template for the cow puppet

Sam

Tuesday 2nd of April 2024

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Cait

Friday 9th of February 2024

These are adorable, thank you!! It would be great if there was a photo or drawing in the downloadable file of the finished product though.

Sam

Friday 9th of February 2024

Thanks and you're welcome! Oh I think many people print out the How To Card at the end for pics and directions ◡̈

Mikayla

Sunday 17th of December 2023

I would love to have this template. Please and thank you!!

Sam

Monday 18th of December 2023

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. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

adrian

Wednesday 13th of September 2023

I want the template!! Thank you

Sam

Wednesday 13th of September 2023

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. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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