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How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Cows Including: Paper Lunch Bag Cow Puppet, Moonstruck - The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon, Cow Beanbag, "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" Paper Plate Craft



Cow Magnet or Pin Puzzle Piece Craft

Cow Puzzle Piece Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Puzzle Pieces from Old Puzzles

Blank Puzzles Pieces or Larger Puzzle Pieces,

Googly eyes

Black, Tan, White and Pink Acrylic Patio Paint (See product recommendations.)

Permanent Markers (See product recommendations.)

Magnet or pin



How to Make the Cow Puzzle Piece Craft:

1. Paint the puzzle pieces with acrylic paints or color them with permanent markers. If you use markers that aren't permanent markers draw on the side that doesn't have the shiny coating. The markers will stick better without rubbing off.

2. When the paint dries glue the head onto the body, and glue on googly eyes.

3. Glue a pin or magnet to the back of the cow.

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Paper Lunch Bag Cow Puppet

Paper Bag Cow Puppet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

White Paper Lunch Bags

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Clear Tape

Crayola Glue Sticks

Black Crayola Crayons (See Product Description and recommendations.)


How to make a Paper Lunch Bag Ccow Puppet:

1. Before class print out the Cow Head Pattern and the Cow Leg Pattern and make copies. (Printing Problems?)

2. Cut out the patterns.

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3. In class show the children how to fold down the corners of the bottom of the bag and tape them down.

4. Glue the cows head onto the bottom of the bag.

5. Color the tongue and glue it under the folded bottom of the bag.

6. Glue the legs to the back of the bag and color spots on the cow.


Moo-velous Work Bulletin Board Display

A fan made this bulletin board display using the cow puppet pattern and paper plates.

See the Puppet Page for more animal puppets.

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Moonstruck - The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon

moonstruck the true stroy of the cow who jumped over the moon

Moonstruck: The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon

It seems that Mother Goose only told part of the story of the cow jumping over the moon. Your children will be pleasantly surprised to hear the "whole" story told by a horse who taught the first cow how to jump over the moon.

Not only is this story endearing, but it also teaches great lessons about not giving up, believing in yourself even when no one else does, and setting goals and accomplishing them one at a time in order to fulfill your dreams.

Use the beanbag cow craft below to help your children with these important lessons.



Cow Beanbag Craft

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This beanbag was created to go with the story "Moonstruck - The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon" (above). When your child is having a difficult time with his studies or other activity read him the story. Discuss how the cow didn't give up even when no one believed in him.

Use the cow beanbag as an incentive for your child to accomplish a goal. For example, if he is having a difficult time completing a worksheet, tell him that every time he completes ten problems he gets to try and throw the cow over the moon five times. The moon can be cut from card stock or cardboard and hung from the ceiling.

What you will need: Two socks, one with a different color toe (optional), pink felt, small black eyes, grey acrylic paint, low temp glue gun, polyester fiberfill, rice, and pink paint if you don't have a sock with a different color toe.

Directions to make Cow head

How to make a cow beanbag:

1. Cut the toe off one sock about 4 1/2" from the end to make the head. Stuff the head with fiberfill. Close the head by gluing the sides of the cut end together and then gluing the top and bottom of the cut ends end closed. See the picture to the right.

2. To make the body lay another sock flat so that the heal of the sock is on top. Cut the toe off about 5" from the center of the heal. Cut a slit about 3" up the center of that cut end to make the front legs. Cut the cuff end of the sock off about 4" from the center of the heal and cut a slit about 2" to make the back legs. See the diagram below.

cow bean bag diagram

3. Turn the sock inside out and sew around the legs leaving about one inch open in the middle of the back legs. Turn the sock right-side out through the opening.

4. Fill the legs with rice and the body with poly-fil. Sew the hole closed.

5. Glue the head to the body as shown in the diagram using a low temp glue gun.

Cow beanbag craft

6. Cut ears from pink felt and glue them to the head near the folds as shown in the head diagram above.

7. To make the eye sockets insert a threaded needle into the place where you want one eye and then bring it back out where you want the other. Pull the thread to make a slight indent and tie it. Glue the eyes to the indents. Do the same thing to make the nostrils.

8. To finish paint grey spots on the body; paint the hooves and the inside of the ears grey.

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Cow and Moon Paper Plate Craft

Cow Jumps Over the Moon Paper Plate Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Two Dinner-sized Paper Plates

Card stock (Heavy Paper),

Crayons or Markers

White Glue or Glue Sticks



How to make a cow jumped over the moon paper plate:

1. Draw a cow's head, legs and tail onto card stock or white construction paper or use the patterns provided:

Member's card pattern

Instant Download Pattern $2.00 -   purchase  view cart 

2. Cut out the patterns and have your children color them.

Cow Jumping Over the Moon Puppet Stage Curtain Decoration

3. Fold a paper plate in half to make the cows body.

4. Glue the legs, head and tail onto the inside edge of the paper plate as shown. then glue the paper plate closed.

5. Fold the other paper plate in half and cut the halves apart on the folded line. Place the two halves together top to top and glue them together around the rim of the plate. Cut out a face shape and glue the plates together just around the edge of the face.

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Knox County, Tennessee Library used this craft for inspiration to decorate a puppet stage for their storytime area.

Logan Makes the Paper Plate Cow with his Dad Toddler-tested Craft

This is a toddler-tested craft. Watch how

Logan, a two-year-old, enjoys making this craft with his father. Go to "Logan's Life" on Youtube to watch this video.

You can find more Toddler-tested Crafts on a Kid-tested Craft Page.



Joseph's Special Ability Bible Lesson with Cow Crafts


You can find these cow crafts and activities under Joseph's Special Abilities Sunday School Lesson on The Resource Room.

You can find even more cow craft Ideas on our Cow Crafts Pinterest Board.