Make this quick and easy Y for Yak Craft Or Chinese Year of the Ox Craft using our Printable Template that’s perfect for learning about Chinese New Year, Tibet, cattle, bovine animals, domestic animals or the Letter Y.
We move on to our next A to Z Alphabet Animal Craft with the Letter Y. This craft is from our eBook – A to Z Alphabet Animal Crafts for Kids.
There’s a Tibetan proverb that goes “Don’t notice the tiny flea in the other person’s hair and overlook the lumbering yak on your own nose.” This should give you a good idea about the size of the yak! Yaks are identified not just by their size, but also by their trademark shaggy hair and slumped posture. Learn more about this amazing creature with a fun craft!
Let’s make a Yak Craft / Ox Craft
Supplies needed to make this Craft:
- Printable Template
- Dark Brown Felt or Construction Paper or craft foam sheets
- Light Brown Felt or Construction Paper or craft foam sheets
- Pink Felt or Construction Paper or craft foam sheets
- Black Felt or Construction Paper or craft foam sheets
- Glue Gun or Glue stick if using paper.
- Googly Eyes
Steps to make this Yak / Ox / Bull Craft:
Print the Craft template on an A4 or Letter Sized paper. Cut out all the parts – the dark brown head and years, the light brown nose, tufted hair and strip, and the pink nose. Cut out two tiny circles from black felt for the nostrils. Use these cutout templates as your reference points and trace onto Felt. We used a 2 mm stiff felt to make this craft. Alternately, you could use construction paper or craft foam in similar colors.
Start with assembling the face. Stick the strip vertically down the center, then add on the nose and the tufted hair.
Stick the horns and the ears to the back of the head. Add googly eyes and you’re done!
Chinese Year of the Ox Craft
You can vary up the colors and details to turn the same pattern from Ox to Cow, from Cow to Highland Cow, to Highland Cow to Bull, from Bull to Yak… they are broadly speaking the same sort of basic craft and colors are interchangeable.
Again, if you made it in black or brown colors, it would make a great Ox Craft too, don’t you think? Maybe add a gold nose ring too and you will be sorted for Ferdinand crafts too!
This printable Yak craft is perfect for Kids aged 5 and above and improves their fine motor skills, visual perception, and hand-eye coordination. Parents and teachers can also make these at home or in class and have their child or students assemble them independently. These crafts can be made by teachers and used as props, puppets, or even for classroom decoration.
Also, check out our post – DIY Clay Cow Fridge Magnet
If you homeschool, run a childcare, or teach any elementary-aged kids, this Y for Yak Craft would be a great supplement to your Letter of the week curriculum. Add this fun craft project when you are studying Tibet, cattle, bovine animals, domestic animals or the Letter Y.
Here are some fun facts about the Yak
- Yaks are found mainly in Tibet, which has over 90% of the world’s yak population
- A yak’s tail hair is used to create beards for Chinese opera actors
- Yaks are the third-largest animals in Asia
- Thanks to their thick shaggy hair, yaks can bathe in freezing water without trouble
Here are some Yak Books that go with this craft
Check out the A to Z Alphabet Animal Crafts for Kids to buy the e-book.