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paper plate cow craft for kids

Cow Craft

How to make a cow out of a paper plate, an easy farm animal craft.
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Keyword: easy, paper plate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Kate Williams


  • 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.
    paper plate cow craft paint
  • 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.
    cow craft paper plate ears
  • Paint the cows horns yellow using another pom pom and your yellow paint.
    cow craft paper plate horns
  • 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!
    cow craft face
  • 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!
    paper plate cow craft for kids


Don't have any pom poms? You could use an old washing up sponge instead.
If you run out of room on your second paper plate to cut out any of the ears, horns or eyes you could use white card or paper instead.
Tried this?Mention @craftsonsea - we'd love to see and maybe share it!