Farm Animal Windsocks

Not only are these farm animal windsocks an adorable craft for kids, but they also provide a fun way to practice cutting and gluing skills. Keep on reading to find out how easy these are to make! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)

 Farm Animal Windsocks~ Buggy and Buddy

 

I’m excited to share another craft for kids from my Kindergarten teaching days~ farm animal windsocks! These ended up being the perfect craft for us to make since Lucy is eager to practice cutting and gluing, and Theo is in love with farm animals. He was so excited to wake up from his nap and see four farm animals hanging in the playroom. (Especially after reading one of our favorite children’s books, Big Red Barn. It’s almost as if the story had come to life!) 

 

I’ve outlined the directions below for the cow, sheep, pig, and chicken windsocks. The construction is very similar to these cows I shared earlier. Please keep in mind these are just suggestions as to how to create the windsock farm animals. There’s a lot of room to add your own creative touch to each one, and I’m sure your children will have their own ideas on how to make them their very own!

 

 Cow Windsock

1. Cut out some spots from white construction paper and glue onto a sheet of brown construction paper.

Farm Animals: Cow Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

2. Cut out the pieces for the cow’s head: 2 white ears, 1 triangular white face, 1 white oval mouth, 1 yellow cowbell.

Farm Animals: Cow Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy 

 

3. Glue the head and cowbell onto your brown paper. Draw in eyes and a nose.

Farm Animals: Cow Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

4. Add some little brown spots onto the cow’s face and ears. Write your name on the cowbell.

Farm Animals: Cow Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

5. Roll the paper into a cylinder and staple in place.

Farm Animals: Cow Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

6. Add some streamers on the bottom and string on the top to hang. You’re finished!

Farm Animals: Cow Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

Sheep Windsock

1. Cut out a white triangle for the sheep’s head. Round off the corners. Glue two black ears onto the head. Draw some eyes and a mouth. Glue some cotton balls on top.

 Farm Animal Craft: Sheep~ Buggy and Buddy

 

 

2.Glue the completed head onto a sheet of white paper. Cut out four black strips of paper for the legs. Accordion fold the legs. 

Farm Animal Craft: Sheep~ Buggy and Buddy

 

3. Roll up the paper and staple into a cylinder shape. Glue the legs in place. Add string to the top for hanging. You’re finished!

Farm Animal Craft: Sheep~ Buggy and Buddy

 

Pig Windsock

1. Cut out the shapes for the pig’s head from pink construction paper: 1 large circle, 1 smaller circle, 2 triangular ears.

Farm Animal Craft: Pig Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

 2. Glue the pieces together. Use a marker or crayon to add the eyes and nose.

Farm Animal Craft: Pig Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

3. Cut out 4 strips of pink paper for the legs. Accordion fold the legs. Cut out a little tail.

Farm Animal Craft: Pig Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

4. Glue the finished head onto a sheet of pink construction paper. Roll the paper into a cylinder shape and staple in place. Glue the 4 legs at the bottom, glue the tail on the back, and attach a string for hanging at the top. You’re finished!

Farm Animal Craft: Pig Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

Chicken Windsock

1.Draw two eyes on a piece of yellow construction paper. Cut out a beak and glue it on the paper. Glue some orange feathers on the top.

Farm Craft for Kids: Chicken Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

  

2. Cut out two orange wings. Cut out two strips of orange paper and accordion fold them to make the legs.

Farm Craft for Kids: Chicken Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

  

3. Roll the yellow paper up to form a cylinder and staple into place. Glue on the wings and legs. Add some string to the top for hanging. You’re finished!

Farm Craft for Kids: Chicken Windsock~ Buggy and Buddy

 

 Lucy’s favorite part of making her own windsock was learning to accordion fold the legs. She was so proud to learn something new! Here’s her completed pig windsock. After I took the picture, she immediately went to hang it on her bedroom door handle. Proud girl!

Farm Animal Windsocks~ Buggy and Buddy

 

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Comments

  1. Super cute! Pinning to my farm unit board!
    Katie @ Gift of Curiosity recently posted…2 ocean sensory binsMy Profile

  2. That book is one of our favorites and those farm animal windsocks are super cute! It looks like your daughter had a lot of fun making them. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!
    Tulip recently posted…6 Awesome Parenting Tips and Mom’s Library #58My Profile

  3. Super cute idea! Pinning!
    Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe recently posted…pumpkin doughnuts rolled in cinnamon & sugarMy Profile

  4. Those are really cute! My girls would love that project. I pinned it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are great! I do crafts with a toddler/preschool group and these would be great!
    Artmama recently posted…Letter Recognition Activity with Water ColorsMy Profile

  6. Super cute critters! Thanks for linking up at Artsy Play Wednesday. Pinned to our group board. Hope to see you again this week.
    Kristen B recently posted…Artsy Play Wednesday – Kids’ Craft Linky {9/04}My Profile

  7. I love these! I’m going to feature the lamb version in my roundup this week ;)
    Stephanie @ Twodaloo recently posted…Toddler Art Idea: Powder Paint SuncatcherMy Profile

  8. These are ADORABLE and perfect for a playful farm theme.

    I am featuring this on TGIF today. Thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity with all the rest of us. Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth

  9. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    These are really cute! Love the super easy directions! Pinned it!

  10. thanks for the detailed process! very nice idea..though we might end up using tissue rolls instead.

  11. Jeanne Altman says:

    I love the cow windsock craft to pair with Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin for young school-aged children. And we got a bonus math/geometry lesson as the body is a rectangle and then a cylinder, the face is a triangle and an oval, and the eyes are circles.

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