20 Fun and Fresh Farm Crafts for Kids
Feed the animals, plant veggies and learn about life on the farm with these fun and fresh farm crafts for kids! Perfect for preschoolers and primary kids.
Have you noticed that whenever we start teaching little kids about animals, we always start with pets like cats and dogs, move on to farm animals like cows and pigs and then introduce them to the jungle? I think parents across the world follow this pattern!
Maybe kids on the farm do it differently though, and we’ve decided to go the farm way too! With World Farm Animals Day on 2nd October, it’s the perfect time to celebrate these interesting and useful animals.
These crafts are perfect for the younger crowd, like preschoolers and kindergarteners. That’s not to say that older kids won’t enjoy making them! Some are educational and some are just plain fun – go ahead and choose what you like!
20 Fun and Fresh Farm Crafts for Kids
1. Popsicle Stick Tractor Craft
Want a quick way to get an idea of life on the farm? Take a trip on a tractor! Simple Everyday Mom has a cute tractor craft made with painted Popsicle sticks and regular craft paper.
2. Life on the Farm Collage Art
Nothing’s better than a collage when you want to celebrate all the elements of a scene, like this farm theme one! The use of different textures like felt, paper and corrugated cardboard make it more interesting.
3. Paper Plate Vegetable Garden
Introduce young kids to the idea of planting your own veggies with this cute paper plate craft from Non Toy Gifts. Make an assortment of vegetables that they can ‘plant’ in yarn soil!
4. Clay Sheep Photo Holder
A common sight on farms in many places is that of sheep being shepherded by a person or a dog. It’s fun to watch, and this clay sheep craft will make it even more interesting!
5. Old McDonald Craft
Who doesn’t love good ol’ Old McDonald? The song that brings alive a complete farm on its own! The Inspiration Edit celebrates this song with the perfect craft.
6. Toilet Roll Paper Roll Pig
On one hand you have cows and horses grazing on bright green grass, and on the other hands you have pigs gleefully rolling in mud! Include these fun creatures too, with a toilet roll pig craft.
7. Farm Animals Puppet Show
Take Old McDonald to the next level by turning it into a puppet show! The OT Toolbox does this with Popsicle sticks and we must say the results are impressive!
8. Farm Animal Counting Puzzle
Your little one loves farm animals? Make the most of this love by using them to teach numbers! Get the free printable for this number puzzle from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.
9. Farm Animal Bowling Game
Want to have a little more ‘active’ fun with farm animals? Check out this bowling game from Kids Activities Blog that’s ridiculously easy to make!
10. Farm Animal Windsock Craft
Give your home a ‘farm’ feel by making these farm animal windsocks from Buggy and Buddy. Hang them up front and center where the wind passes through and watch the animals dance in their own funny way!
11. Farm Animal Finger Puppets
Here’s another kind of puppet show you can put up with farm animals and the farmer. Arty Crafty Kids has a great solution to beat traveling boredom, considering these little puppets are easy to carry along.
12. Square Felt Farm Animals
Want a little gift for your farm lover? Little Family Fun has the perfect idea – little square farm animals! These would also make great gifts for a farm themed birthday party.
13. DIY Upcycled K Cup Farm Animals
Recycle K cups into cute little farm animals as shown in Not Quite Susie. You can make just about any animal you want, as long as you have paints and craft paper in different colors. Don’t forget googly eyes!
14. Printable Farm Shape Playdough Mats
We love how these farm shape play dough mats from Look We’re Learning are colorful but still not overwhelming, keeping the focus on the shapes in the foreground rather than the picture in the back.
15. Popsicle Stick Barn Craft
This Popsicle stick barn from Parents looks so smart! Paint Popsicle sticks red and white and then go about assembling them to make this cute barn craft that’s totally frame-worthy!
16. DIY Cow Clay Magnet
Remind yourself of your trip to the farm everyday by putting this cute cow magnet on your fridge! Use air dry clay and add the desired colors to make your little cow friend.
17. On the Farm Shape Matching Game
Matching games are always fun, especially when you can learn while playing! Check out these cute printable shape matching cards at From ABCs to ACTs.
18. Clothespin Farm Animals
These farm animals from First Palette are unbelievably easy to make! Download and print the animals, color and fix them on clothespins. Don’t miss the instructions to make that farm box too!
19. Old McDonald Story Stones
Story stones are so much fun and Messy Little Monster gives it a farm twist with these farm animal themed stories. Now you can go ahead and make the funniest, silliest stories – with lots of sound effects!
20. Egg Carton Chickens
No argument here about who came first – Red Ted Art gives us chickens – that come from egg cartons instead of eggs! Add feathers and painted eggs for that realistic touch.
21. Farm Animal Corner Bookmarks
Love reading and farm animals? Combine your love for both with these adorable farm animal corner bookmarks! Make for yourself or share with a friend!
22. Printable Farm Animal Puppets
These printable animals are so easy to make and assemble and are just what you need for some farm theme pretend play!
While you’re making farm crafts, don’t forget to check out our collection of pig crafts. You can also get Printable Farm Animal Paper Crowns – perfect for a farm theme party! Use these crafts for small world play or on their own – they’re going to be fun either way!