Have you ever created something that just made you giggle? That is me today! And I hope that you like it too. Even better, this adorable cow kids’ craft is part of a collection of barnyard animals that we are making throughout this week. Check out the rest of the barnyard crew: PIG, SHEEP, HORSE, and ROOSTER.
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- White paint
- 3 Large popsicle sticks
- Elmers glue
- Medium pompom
- White construction paper
- Scraps of black, brown, white and pink construction paper
- Glue stick
- Googly eyes
- Pink and black markers
Prepare your craft bag using our FREE printable list, and you will be ready to craft with your kiddos at a moment’s notice with no additional prep! Or, if you prefer, use the Amazon links and shop from your couch. Now, that is what I call easy!
- Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks into a triangle frame shape using Elmer’s glue
- Allow the glue to dry thoroughly
- *You may want to prepare several triangle frames at once so that they are ready for other projects. Just keep them in your craft bag.
- Trace around the outside of the triangle frame onto white construction paper with your pencil
- Draw a line inside what you have traced about 1/8″
Tracing is a great activity for practicing the skill called bilateral coordination, which simply stated means working your hands together. Bilateral coordination is foundational and essential for so many activities, such as using scissors, participating in gym class, and even simple tasks like turning the pages of a book. Then tracing the second triangle just inside requires motor control. So, this seemingly basic step in this project is actually promoting so many developmental hand skills! Who knew?
- Place the triangle frame on the newspaper
- Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
- Squeeze a little white paint onto the newspaper and paint the triangle frame
- Set aside and allow the paint to dry
- First, cut out the white triangle
- Then, cut an oval from the pink construction paper for the nose of the cow
- Last, cut 2 ears from the white construction paper, 2 horns from the brown and some freeform spots from the black scraps of paper
- Embellish the details with marker
- Use the glue stick to attach the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame
- Glue the cut out details in place
- *Make the cow your own. If you want to make it purple and pink, go ahead. You do you! Use your imagination. After all, no two cows look alike!