5 Easy Farm Animal Crafts (with FREE Templates)

EASY FARM ANIMAL CRAFTS
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These 5 easy farm animal crafts each start with the most basic of craft supplies…popsicle sticks. But each one is unique an adorable in it’s own way. From the sheep to the pig to the horse…which one will be your favorite. I really think that you are going to need to make them all. Stick around to the end to find out some ideas for playing with these farm animal crafts.

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EASY FARM ANIMAL CRAFTS

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Craft 1: Sheep Craft

sheep kids craft
sheep kids craft

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Make the Triangle Frame

  • 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.

Make a triangle frame
Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint Your Sheep Craft

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Squeeze a little black paint onto the newspaper and paint the triangle frame
  • Set aside and allow the paint to dry
sheep kids craft step 3
sheep kids craft step 3

Step 3: Cut a Paper Triangle

  • Print the sheep craft template.
  • Use the triangle image to cut a triangle out of the black construction paper
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to attach the paper triangle to the back of the painted frame.
MAKE A BLACK TRIANGLE SHAPE
sheep craft step 2

Step 4: Use the Sheep Craft Template

  • Cut the other pieces out for your sheep, including the ears and a little bow.
  • Decorate the bow with some washi tape. Cover it in the tape and then trim off the excess.
sheep kids craft step 4
sheep kids craft step 4

Step 5: Put Together the Farm Animal Craft

  • Now that you have prepared the triangle base and have all of the parts cut out, it’s time to put it all together.
  • Use the glue stick to attach the ears to the back of the triangle.
  • Then switch to using the Elmer’s glue and attach at cluster of cotton balls to the top of your sheep’s head.
  • Put the bow in place, either in the wool or on the neck.
  • Finally, put your sheep craft eyes in place and use the black sharpie to add a couple of details, like the center of the ear and eyebrows.

Craft 2: Horse Craft

FARM ANIMAL CRAFTS HORSE
Horse Kids Craft

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Glue stick
  • Brown paint
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Brown construction paper
  • Scraps of white and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Googly eye
  • White yarn
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Horse craft template

Accessibility to materials is EVERYTHING…like “build it and they will come”. So, put your craft kit together using our FREE printable craft supply list, or Amazon links if that is your thing, and you will be ready to craft with your kiddos at a moment’s notice. Just browse through the blog. You have everything you need to make any craft here!

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

  • 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.
Making triangle popsicle stick frames
Making popsicle stick frames

Step 2

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Squeeze a little brown paint onto the newspaper and paint the triangle frame
  • Set aside and allow the paint to dry
horse craft step 3
horse craft step 3

Step 3

  • Use the printable craft template to cut out a triangle from brown construction paper.
  • Once the paint has dried, use your glue stick to attach the paper triangle to the back of the popsicle stick triangle frame.

Step 4

Step 5

  • Put all of the pieces in place using your glue stick
  • Place the googly eye
  • Cut little pieces of white yarn, approximately 3-4 inches long and tape onto the back of the horse along his neck for his mane
  • Trim the yarn to the desired length…a great cutting activity for little ones learning how to snip
horse craft step 5
horse craft step 5
horse craft step 5
horse craft step 5

Craft 3: Rooster Craft

FARM ANIMAL CRAFTS ROOSTER
rooster kids craft

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • Elmer’s glue
  • White construction paper
  • 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Glue stick
  • Scraps of yellow and red construction paper
  • Large googly eye
  • Red and black markers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • White paint
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Newspaper
  • Rooster craft template

In case you are wondering what we mean by “in the bag”, check out THIS page to find out more, including a FREE printable craft supply shopping list. You are in for a treat because we have the answer for you for how to spend more time creating with your kiddos, less prep and less stress. Using our “in the bag” system, you will now be able to craft with your kids whenever you find that rare open moment in the day without additional prep! Just pick out your favorite craft from the blog, and you already have everything you need to craft along. I cannot wait to see what you make!!!

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

  • 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.

Triangle Rooster step 1
Triangle Rooster step 1

Step 2

  • 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
Rooster Kids' Craft step 3
Rooster step 3

If your kiddo is a little one and just learning cutting skills, starting with this simple shape is great. To make it a little easier, go over the thin line with a bold black or red marker line and encourage them to have their scissors “eat” the line, cutting right through it instead of to the side. This is a new concept for many youngsters, as they had been told to that point that they should color inside the lines, not on them.

Step 3

  • Use the printable template to cut out the triangle out of white construction paper
  • Once the paint has dried, attach it to the back of the popsicle stick using a glue stick

Step 4

Step 5

  • Glue the pieces (wattler, comb and beak) into place using the glue stick
  • Place the googly eye
  • Last, add some detail, such as eyebrow, smile and shadows, using your markers
Rooster final step
Rooster step 6

Your rooster kids craft does not need to look like mine, and it shouldn’t! Make it your own. If you want your rooster to have a purple comb, you do you. Really! There are not limits but your imagination! And then please share your finished projects. Send pics and stories to hello@inthebagkidscrafts.com!

Craft 4: Cow Craft

FARM ANIMAL CRAFTS COW CRAFT
cow kids craft

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • White paint
  • Newspaper
  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmers glue
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • White construction paper
  • Scraps of black, brown, white and pink construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Pink and black markers
  • Printable cow craft template

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!

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

  • 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.

Popsicle Stick Triangle Frames
Popsicle Stick Triangle Frames

Step 2

  • 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
Cow Kids' Craft step 3
Cow step 3

Step 3

  • Use the free printable cow template to cut a triangle out of white construction paper
  • Once the paint has dried, attach it to the back of the popsicle stick frame with a glue stick

Step 4

  • Use the printable cow template to cut out all of the pieces for your farm animal craft

Step 5

  • Glue the cut out pieces into place using your glue stick
  • Attach the googly eyes
  • Then use your marker to add even more details
cow kids craft step 5
cow kids craft step 5

*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!

Craft 5: Pig Craft

FARM ANIMAL CRAFT PIG
pig kids craft

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • Pink paint
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pink construction paper
  • Pink marker
  • Googly eyes
  • Newspaper
  • Pig craft template

It is my goal to see more families crafting together…for so many reasons. But mostly because it is just so much fun! And, in order to do that, it needs to require less prep and be an easy activity to “go to” at a moment’s notice, whenever you find those rare found moments of life. To make creating with your kids’ do-able, fill your bag in advance (using the free printable shopping list or Amazon links HERE). Half of the items you probably already have in your house right now. It is just a matter of collecting them together. Once your craft kit is together, you can just pull it out and pick any craft on this blog. And I mean ANY craft. (With more crafts being added all the time!)

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

  • 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.

Making triangle popsicle stick frames
Making popsicle stick frames

Step 2

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Squeeze a little pink paint onto the newspaper and paint the triangle frame
  • Set aside and allow the paint to dry
pig kids craft step 3
pig step 3

Step 3

  • Use the free printable template to cut a triangle out of pink construction paper
  • Once the paint has dried, glue the paper triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame

Step 4

  • Use the printable template to cut all of the pieces out for your pig craft
  • Also cut a small strip of paper, smaller than the width of the nose and about 2 inches long.
  • Fold it into an accordion
pig kids craft step 5
Pig kids craft step 5

Step 5

  • Glue the ears into place
  • Then glue the pig nose to the end of the folded accordion paper and glue that into the center of the triangle
  • Place the googly eyes
  • Use your markers to add other details

Now that you know how to make these farm animal crafts, it’s time to create some play opportunities. You can create a puppet show, adding a stick handle to each of these animal crafts to change them into puppets. Or put a magnet on the back and move them around the fridge, creating stories. You can also place your animals into scenes on a flannel board. Just put a little piece of velcro on the back so that it sticks in the farm landscape.

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