These farm crafts for kids are quick and easy farm animal crafts perfect for a farm animal-themed activity or a toddler/preschooler who loves the farm. Directions to make a cow, chicken, pig, and sheep are included.
To make these farm-themed crafts you will need a few simple materials that you most likely have at home already. You will need to use construction paper, scissors, glue, and a black pen/marker. If you want to turn them into puppets/figures for pretend play you will also need a popsicle stick.
Once you make the four different animal crafts you can have toddlers and preschoolers attach them to a popsicle stick and pretend to play with the different animals. You can also have older kids/students create them and work on a farm-themed writing prompt to go with them. Some great examples of farm-themed writing prompts include:
- What is your favorite farm animal and why?
- If you could choose to be a farm animal which one would you be and why?
- Tell me three things you know/have learned about the farm.
- How would you take care of a pig, cow, chicken, or sheep?
Scroll down for directions on how to make these adorable farm animal crafts. If you are looking for other farm-themed activities for young kids be sure to also check out this super fun farm animal themed sensory bin as well!
Tips for Success
For these farm crafts for preschoolers and kindergartners, you will need to begin by drawing large circles for the animal’s bodies. If you are unable to free-hand a circle evenly you can use a bowl or cup to trace around for each one.
For each farm animal craft, you can either prep the pieces ahead of time, or if you have an older child you can direct them on how to cut them out or what shapes they will need to make on their own. If you have a little that needs work on cutting skills you can also draw the shapes for them and have them cut them out.
You will need construction paper in the colors pink, yellow, orange, black and white. You will also need scissors, glue, and optional googly eyes for these animals. All of these are materials we typically have on hand at home. You may also want popsicle sticks to glue to the animals when finished for pretend play. Check out the below craft kit for many of these supplies.
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Farm Crafts for Kids
- Pink, Yellow, Orange, Black, and White Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Black Pen/Marker
- Optional Googly Eyes
- Optional Popsicle Sticks
Farm Animal Cow Craft Directions
1. Use a bowl to trace a large circle on white paper for the cow’s head and cut it out.
2. Draw and cut out three squiggly black circles for the cow’s spots and glue them on.
3. Cut out a large pink oval for the mouth and glue it on top towards the bottom of the cow’s head.
4. Cut out two large white ovals and two pink ovals just a bit smaller than the white ones. Glue the pink ones on top of the white ovals to make the ears. Glue the ears onto the back of the large white circle that is the cow’s head.
5. Cut out two small rectangles for the cow’s legs and glue them to the back of the bottom of the cow’s head.
6. Using a marker draw on two eyes, two nostrils, and a mouth to create your cow. Glue popsicle stick to the back if desired.
Farm Animal Sheep Craft Directions
1. Use a bowl to trace a large circle on white paper for the sheep’s body and cut it out.
2. Trace and cut out a smaller black oval for the sheep’s head and glue it to the middle of the body.
3.Cut out two small semi-ovals for the sheep’s ears and glue them onto the top of the black circle.
4. Cut out two small black rectangles and glue them to the bottom of the body for the sheep’s legs.
5. Cut out two much smaller white circles for the eyes and glue them onto the black circle. Use a marker to add black dots to the insides of these for the eyes. Add a smile underneath.
6. Glue a popsicle stick to the back if desired.
Farm Animal Pig Craft Directions
1. Use a bowl to trace a large circle on pink paper for the pig’s head and cut it out.
2. Cut out a much smaller pink circle for the pig’s nose (use the top of a bottle or a small cup if tracing) and glue it onto the pig’s head.
3. Cut out two small triangles and glue them to the top of the large pink circle for the pig’s ears.
4. Cut out two small rectangles and glue them to the bottom of the large pink circle for the pig’s legs.
5. Use a pen or black marker to draw on eyes right above the nose, draw nostrils on the pig’s nose, and add a mouth right underneath.
6. Glue a popsicle stick to the back if desired.
Farm Animal Chicken Craft Directions
1. Use a bowl to trace a large circle on orange paper for the chicken’s head and cut it out.
2. Trace your child’s hand onto yellow paper and cut out. Glue to the top of the chicken’s head for the feathers.
3. Cut out a small yellow triangle and glue to the middle of the chicken’s head for the beak.
4. Cut out two very skinny rectangles out of yellow paper and glue to the bottom for the chicken’s feet.
5. Draw on the chicken’s wattle with a red marker or crayon. Draw on the chicken’s eyes above the beak.
6. Glue a popsicle stick to the back to use as puppets/for pretend play if desired.
I absolutely love these. My son is in preschool this year and had to create some animals from hearts recently. Yoir post has given me some new ideas if we have any more animal craft homework assignments.
Thank you so much Kimberlie! That sounds like fun! It is a perfect project for preschoolers!
These are so adorable! I think both of my kids would enjoy making these. I love the cute animal faces!
Thank you so much Sarah!
this is definitely a creative craft for kids. It would be great for me to use in my class. My kids will love it for sure. Thanks you dear!
I hope they enjoy it. Thanks so much Tris!
Such great use of shapes and their own fingers. And of course, it’s animals! My kids will love this. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Greg! Yes, it is a great activity to help learn shapes!
I love these and I love how simple they are! As a mother who does crafts with her kids but struggles to think of ideas these are great! Thank you for the clear and easy to follow direction!
Thanks so much Anne! I hope they enjoy them. We love easy crafts at our house!
These crafts are so simple yet so amazing! Will be doing them with my daughter. Thanks for the idea.
Thank you so much!