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.
Here are some general directions for making farm animal crafts for kids;
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!
This chicken would be cute sitting on a dish of Easter candy.
Take you paper cup and glue a cotton ball to the bottom. This will be the chicken’s head.
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.
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.
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.
Bah, Bah Black Sheep... Well, this sheep is white but you can still sing the song. Sheep are great farm animal crafts for kids.
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.
Make ears out of black construction paper. I cut a 1 inch oval in half.
Used a hole punch to make eyes out of black paper. Glue the pieces to the sheep.
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.
Every farm needs a horse.
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.
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.
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.
Make a tail out of brown yarn. Hot glue or tape to the top of the cup. Your horse is complete. (Neigh!)
The cow is made similar to the horse. Have you realized that these farm animal crafts for kids also are finger puppets?
Cover the cup with white paper. The directions are above.
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.
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.
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?
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)
Cut a circle out of pink paper that will fit on the outside of the bottle cap. Glue the circle to the cap.
Put a cotton ball in the inside of the bottom cap, and glue.
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.
Make two pointed square shapes for ears out of pink paper, glue on ears with white glue.
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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