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Whether you’re planning a cow theme or a full farm theme, this simple cow craft is the perfect addition to your plans.
I’ve had a great time putting together some fun farm activities for preschoolers. This cow craft is the perfect addition to this collection.
With just a few simple household items, your preschoolers will enjoy transforming an ordinary styrofoam cup into a cute little cow.
Simple Cow Craft for Kids
This simple farm animal craft can be used for decoration, reenacting favorite farm-themed stories, or added to a playscape.
- Small Styrofoam Cups
- 1 Piece Black Felt
- 1 Piece Pink Felt
- Googly Eyes, large
- Tacky Glue or Glue Stick
- Permanent Marker
- White Paper
Directions for Making a Cow Craft
First cut out some black felt spots, 1-2 inches in size.
Cut a pink oval piece about 2 inches in size and draw on a little mouth and 2 dots for the cow’s nostrils.
Cut 2 little cow ears out of white paper, 1-2 inches in size, and glue on a tiny strip of black felt in the middle of them.
Glue the spots all over on the cup.
Glue 2 google eyes on the front and the pink snout/mouth below the eyes.
Fold back a tiny edge of each ear, and glue this flat edge to the cup on each side so the ears stick out from the cup.
Let dry for about 30 minutes and fill with your favorite beverage.
This cow craft is fun for birthday parties, homeschool lessons, or rainy afternoon crafts!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT THE FARMFill your book basket with a great collection of farm books for preschool. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Springtime Babies – It’s springtime on the farm–and that means adorable piglets, lambs, and ducklings are waiting to be discovered. Big Red Barn – Margaret Wise Brown’s simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. I Spy on the Farm – Children can find the hidden objects in the busy farm scenes as they learn about colors, counting, opposites, and much more in the action-packed activity pages.
Our Favorite Farm Resources
Toddlers and preschoolers will love moving the animals around the farm in this farm playset travel toy.
This Fun on the Farm John Deere playset includes tractors, trailers, farm animals, farmer, and more!
Add some Old MacDonald Had a Farm finger puppets to your pretend play area, and your kids will act out their favorite farm stories over and over again.
Use this life cycle of a cow worksheet to teach your little ones how these adorable creatures change and grow from calf to adult. It’s the perfect addition to your life cycle activities for kids.
Choose one of more of these engaging Farm Board Books to read to your toddlers and preschoolers throughout your farm-themed unit.