We love farm animal crafts and this paper plate cow craft is so easy to make it’s a great one to try out with your kids. Using paper plates for all the different parts of the cows face means that you won’t need to worry about looking for bits of paper or card to match the main part and the black splodges are fun to make with our printing materials.
Using pom poms for printing means you don’t need to worry about your cow looking Pinterest perfect, wherever your paint lands is exactly the right place it’s meant to be!
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As well as this paper plate cow craft today I’m sharing some fantastic looking farm animal books for kids and some of our favourite farm animal crafts that we’ve made.
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Farm Animal Books for Kids
We love any excuse to read and share a story and these books about farms and farm animals all look fantastic!
- Night Night Farm* by Roger Priddy
- Little Blue Truck* by Alice Schertle
- Pete The Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm* by James Dean
- Double sided sellotape
- Pom poms
- Reusable plate
- Black paint
- Yellow Paint
- Black pen
- 2 Paper Plates
- Pink paper or card
- Pour some black paint and yellow paint onto a reusable plate.
- Dab a pom pom into the black paint and then dab this onto one of your paper plates to make the cows' black markings.
- From the second paper plate cut out the shapes for the cows ears, horns and eyes.
- Add black marks to the cows ears using your pom pom and the black paint.
- Paint the cows horns yellow using another pom pom and your yellow paint.
- Using your black pen, draw dots in both the eyes to make the pupils.
- Cut out a large oval from your pink paper.
- Draw on two vertical lines to make the cows nostrils and then add a horizontal line for the cows mouth. A smile is always good here!
- Once the paint on your paper plates has dried stick on the eyes, ears and horns using double sided sellotape. You can use normal glue for the pink part of the face but the sellotape will work better for the more unusual shape of the paper plates.
- Your cow craft is now finished!
More Farm Animal Crafts:
We love this super easy sheep craft for kids that uses pom poms too.
My daughter made this easy chick craft as well and it was a huge hit with her.
Grab some shredded paper and make this paper plate pig craft.