Make a Farmyard Cow with this Build A Cow Craft

build a cow craft printable cute farmyard cut and paste for preschool and kindergarten

 

Here’s another fun farmyard activity – get that milking jug ready ‘cos it’s a build a cow craft!

This simple activity that is great for developing your child’s cutting and sticking skills, and an awesome chance to practice some pencil control and fine motor skills as well!

And this lovely cut and paste craft is brilliant for preschoolers to use because it’s so simple for them to put together!

And there’s a color and a plain template – so your little ones can choose the colors and decorate their cute cow as they wish.

If you’re a teacher, this simple farmyard craft could also make a lovely activity for the classroom!

Other cut and paste crafts you may want to check out:

Or you can browse all the other printable cut and paste crafts here.

What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?

 

cute cow template cut and paste farmyard craft (preschool download pdf)
There’s plain and color cow templates in the pack

When making this happy little cow, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:

  • Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
  • Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
  • Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.

This simple craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.

 

How To Prepare This Build a Cow Craft

 

First you’re going to want to download the pig templates by clicking on the download button at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version!

Other materials you’ll need:

  • Safety scissors
  • Card stock or Craft paper
  • Some good glue
  • Some coloring pencils or pens

Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.

Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.

Then you can stick all the pieces together to make your cow.

It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.

If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:

  1. Stick the ears to the head
  2. Stick the head to the body
  3. Stick the udder on the body
  4. Stick the legs to the body

(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)

The finished one should look something like this:

super cute cut and paste farm craft - prek

Mooooo!

If you want to, you could always laminate the pieces before putting them together and use them as a puzzle. That way, the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.

I’ve also created even more cute character and animals which I will be releasing in the coming weeks so they could use them together in a mix and match game as well (if you don’t want to miss them you can turn on notifications by clicking on the bell in the bottom right corner).

A few more cut and paste animals you may want to check out:

FREE PRINTABLE BUILD A fox CRAFT cute woodland cut and paste
FREE PRINTABLE BUILD A Narwhal template
PRINTABLE make A SHARK CRAFT
FREE PRINTABLE BUILD A cat CRAFT cute kitten cut and paste craft

After that you’re all done!

Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!

But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Build a Cow Template!

 

Black and white cow template craft

 

I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their cow in their own way!

So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!

I’d love to see what they create!

 

cut and paste cow craft for farmyard early years activity

Grab the Build a Cow Craft

Click below to download this farmyard craft:

You can also check out the other printables that are already available here.

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Until next time,

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