Farm Animal Craft (with template)

This farm animal craft is the perfect farm activity for preschoolers! They will have so much fun helping put together there own farm animals and making a farmhouse scene. Alternatively this farm craft could be made by an adult to be used during circle time, for fingerplays, and singing along to nursery rhymes like Old Mac Donald had a Farm. We have included the farmhouse and farm animal templates to make it even easier for you to make your own farm animal craft.

farm animal craft

For even more farm animal crafts, check out these farm animal colouring pages, farm animal story stones, and this edible farm sensory play. You might also like this cut cow handprint craft

farm animal craft for preschoolers

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This farm animal craft is great for preschoolers, but can also be assembled by an adult for later use. It makes a great addition to fingerplays and singing the Old McDonald nursery rhyme. Check out more of our nursery rhyme list for more ideas.

Scroll down below to learn how to make your own farm animal craft and to grab your template!

farm animal craft with template

Farm animal craft

Farm animal craft supplies

  • Farmhouse and farm animals template
  • Coloured craft papers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Marker

How to make your farm animal craft

STEP 1: Prepare your craft

Before we get started, set out all your supplies and start preparing the template. If you haven't grabbed the template yet, scroll down below to download and print it off for your personal use.

Have your children select the coloured papers needed for the animals and farm house. 

farm animal craft supplies

STEP 2: Assemble the farm animals

Let's start with the pig! The pig pattern includes the body, inner ear, and nose. Glue the nose and inner ear shapes onto the body of your pig farm animal.

farm animal pig craft

Then, use a thin black marker to draw on the details of your pig.

farm animal pig paper craft

Next, let's make the cow farm animal! You'll need the body, mouth, horns, and tail tip shapes. Glue all the small shapes onto the body of the cow.

farm animal cow craft

Use your black marker to draw on the other details such as eyes, mouth, and hooves.

farm animal cow paper craft

Continue assembling the remaining farm animals with the appropriate shapes and details.

farm animal paper crafts

STEP 3: Assemble the barn, sun, and trees

Now it's time to put the barn together using the appropriate shapes! Glue all the shapes together as shown below.

barn template and barn craft

Continue with the sun and fruit tree.

tree and sun template and craft

STEP 4: Assemble the background

Select the background colour of choice and then trace the grass patterns in 3 different shades of green in various sizes.

farm animal craft background

Glue the grass onto the background paper, doing your best to align the edges of the grass to the edges of the paper.

farm animal craft for kids background

Next, glue down the other grass patterns on top of the one you just laid down.

farm animal craft grass scene

STEP 5: Glue everything together

To finish up your farm animal craft, place the other shapes and characters between the grass layers. You can either glue the animals on to make a cute farm animal craft or leave them loose so they can be moved around.

If you want to use this farm animal craft as an aid for the nursery rhyme Old Mac Donald I would suggest leaving the animals loose and adding a new animal to the farm scene each time a new animal is introduced in the nursery rhyme. You could even laminate the animals and background and add velcro to both the back of the animals and the front of the farmyard scene so your farm animal craft will be more robust.

Have fun crafting and playing!

fam animal and barn craft for kids

fam animal paper craft for kids

If you enjoyed making this farm animal craft you might also like this woodland animal craft.

To download this printable farmhouse template for free click on the link below and use the discount code- farm. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

fam animal template

We hope you have lots of fun making this fun farm animal craft with your preschoolers (or older children). Young children will really enjoy this scene being used alongside fingerplays and nursery rhymes.

Farm animal craft for kids with printable farm animal template.

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farm animal story stone craft

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