Paper Plate Cow

This gorgeous cow craft is simple to make using a paper plate as its base. Younger children might need some help cutting out the shapes - or you could prepare them in advance and leave them to do the sticking.

Paper Plate Cow

You will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Black paint or marker pen
  • White wool
  • White card
  • Pink card
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue

Instructions:

  • Cut a cow's head and 4 legs from white card.

Paper plate cow's head - use as a guide for cutting and colouring
Paper plate cow's head - use as a guide for cutting and colouring

  • Either paint or draw black splodges over the plate, legs and head. Colour hooves at the bottom of the legs. Use our photo as a guide.
  • Fold the paper plate in half. Make a hole half way along the fold and thread a length of wool through to hang your cow up, securing with a knot inside the plate.
  • To make the tail, cut 3 lengths of wool. Knot at the top. Plait them and tie a knot a couple of centimetres in from the end. Tape to the inside of the plate at one end of the fold.
  • Glue the 4 legs around the rim of the plate.
  • Stick the face onto the front of your cow's paper plate body.
  • Cut a nose from pink card and glue to the face.  Draw on the nostrils.
  • Stick on the wiggle eyes.

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