Fun Farm Animal Crafts for Kids

Let’s have some barnyard fun with these farm animal crafts for kids. There will be no stalls to muck.

School age children can easily make puppets out of paper cups. After making the animals let your children act out the song Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Or let the kids play a farmer for the day.

For each farm animal you will need a 3 ounce cup. The sheep, horse, cow, and pig use pipe cleaners for the legs.

farm animal crafts

Here are some general directions for making farm animal crafts for kids;

cup for farm animal puppet

The bottom of the cup is the head of the animal.

Now that you got the basic of the animals done let’s make them cute!

Chicken

chicken

This chicken would be cute sitting on a dish of Easter candy.

You will need;

  • A cotton ball (tripe size)
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Small pieces of red and yellow construction paper
  • Black marker


add cotton to cup

Take you paper cup and glue a cotton ball to the bottom. This will be the chicken’s head.

make tissue paper feathers

Now make feathers out of tissue paper. Cut tissue paper into 1 inch squares. Crumble the paper up.Then glue the balls to the cup. The tissue balls will unfold and look like feathers. Your chicken will no longer be cold.

beak, comb, waddles

Make oval like shape for the wattles and a crown shape for the comb out of a small piece of red paper.Cut a small piece of yellow construction paper into a diamond shape. Fold the shape in half so that it is a triangle. Glue the pieces to the chicken

Draw eyes with a black marker. Your chicken is finished.

Farm Animal Crafts for Kids
a Sheep, Horse, Cow, and Pig

How to make Legs

how to make animal legshow to make the legs of the sheep, horse, cow, and pig

Make the legs for the cow, horse, pig, and sheep out of twelve-inch pipe cleaners. Cut the pipe cleaner in half. Take one six-inch piece and fold the ends to the center. You do not need to be exact. Then fold the ends over to make feet. Fold the piece into a C shape.


Sheep

lamb

Bah, Bah Black Sheep... Well, this sheep is white but you can still sing the song. Sheep are great farm animal crafts for kids.

For this farm animal crafts for kids you will need;

  • Glue,
  • Five cotton balls (tripe size),
  • A white pipe cleaner,
  • Black paper
cut cotton balls

Cut the other four cotton balls into fourths. (You do need to cut the cotton into fourths, if you don’t the sheep is too fat.)

Glue one cotton ball to the bottom of the cup.

Make legs out of white pipe cleaners twelve-inch long.See the picture and directions above. Now your sheep can walk.

sheep's ears and eyes

Make ears out of black construction paper. I cut a 1 inch oval in half.
I used a hole punch to make eyes out of black paper. Glue the pieces to the sheep.

cover the cupHow to cover cup.

Cut two pieces of construction paper two inches by three and half inches to cover the sides of the cup for the cow, pig, and horse.

Horse

horse

Every farm needs a horse.

You will need;

  • Brown paper,
  • Brown pipe cleaner,
  • You will also need a small piece of brown yarn

Cover the cup with brown paper. See the directions above.

Trace the bottom of your cup on brown paper. Cut the circle out and glue to the bottom of the cup.

horse's head

To make a head cut an oval with triangles for ears. You are going to want to make two of these.

Cut 1 1/2 by 1 inches of brown paper and fold in half widthwise. Put your folded piece of paper between the two heads to make the neck and glue.

add eyes and mane

Draw a face with a black and red marker on the horse's head. Fold the end of the neck. Glue small pieces of brown yarn on the neck and between the ears for the horse’s mane. Manes are good for holding when you ride bareback. Glue the head to the horse's body.

Use brown pipe cleaners for the legs. Make the legs like you did with the sheep. See picture above.

yarn tail

Make a tail out of brown yarn. Hot glue or tape to the top of the cup. Your horse is complete. (Neigh!)

Cow

cow

The cow is made similar to the horse.  Have you realized that these farm animal crafts for kids also are finger puppets?

You will need;

  • White paper
  • Black paper
  • Black marker
  • White and black pipe cleaners

Cover the cup with white paper. The directions are above.

spots for cow

Make spots with black paper, and glue the spots to the cup. Cows come in other colors too. I have seen brown and black cows.

cow head pieces

To make the head cut an oval for the snout, rectangles for the ears, and a circle in the center out of white construction paper. You are going to want to make two of these. Cut 1 1/2 by 1 inches of white paper and fold in half widthwise.

add face

Put your folded piece of paper between the two heads to make the neck and glue. Use a black marker to make a face. Fold the end of the neck and glue to the bottom of the cup.

With a white pipe cleaner make the legs similar to the horse or sheep. (see above) Make spots with small pieces of black pipe cleaners. Then tape or hot glue the legs to the side of the cup.

You also might want to make a fence, so the cow doesn’t wander off. (Use play dough and Popsicle sticks.)

On our farm we have a chicken, a lamb, a horse, and a cow. What other farm animal crafts for kids do we need to make our farm complete?

Pig

pig

To make Miss Piggy you will need;

  • Pink paper,
  • Button,
  • Two Pipe cleaners
  • You will also need a bottle cap that will fit on the bottom of the cup.
  • Tacky glue
  • White glue
  • Cotton ball

Make a circle of pink paper to cover the bottom of the cup. Cut out two pink rectangles to cover the sides just like you did with the cow and horse. (See above)

cover the bottle cap

Cut a circle out of pink paper that will fit on the outside of the bottle cap. Glue the circle to the cap.

put cotton in cap

Put a cotton ball in the inside of the bottom cap, and glue.

add nose and eyes

Glue a pink button on for the nose and with a marker draw on eyes.

Glue the bottle cap on the outside of the bottom of the paper cup with tacky glue.

pig ears

Make two pointed square shapes for ears out of pink paper, glue on ears with white glue.

make pigs tail

Make a tail by twisting a small piece of pipe cleaner around a pencil. It will look something like a corkscrew. Take the pipe cleaner off the pencil. Tape or glue to the cup.

Make legs out of a pink pipe cleaner like you did with the sheep, cow, and horse. (Directions above.)

We hope that you have enjoyed making our farm animal crafts for kids as much as we have designing them.

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