Do you know what animal doesn’t get enough attention on Valentine’s Day? Cows. They’re such funny creatures, too, big and bulky and slow, leisurely going about their day eating grass. I grew up with a herd of cows not very far from my house. Every once in awhile, one would make it’s way from the fence enclosure and wind up just hanging out in our yard. So in honor of all those cool, calm cows, I present The Love Cow Paper Bag Puppet Valentine’s Day Craft!
The Love Cow Paper Bag Puppet main body is made from a white paper lunch sack. To make him covered in love, however, you’ll need to take a clean, dry sponge and cut a heart shape from it.
Then dip the sponge in black paint and stamp black hearts all over your cow. The kids really loved this stamping idea!
Finally, cut a wide, stubby heart shape from a pink piece of construction paper for the nose and mouth, add some ears and googly eyes, and your Love Cow is ready for Valentine’s Day!
The Love Cow Paper Bag Puppet
- white paper lunch bag
- clean, dry sponge
- black paint
- medium-size googly eyes
- black, pink, and white construction paper
- paint brush
First, cut a heart shape out of a sponge. Spread black paint on a surface, I like to use a paper plate, and dip the heart sponge into the paint. Stamp hearts all over the white paper bag. Let dry.
Once the paint is dry, cut a wide, stubby heart shape from the pink construction paper. Cut about 1″ from the bottom. Glue the top piece on top of the bag for the cow’s nose. Glue the bottom piece underneath the flap of the bag for his mouth. Take the end tip of a paint brush and apply two black dots for his nostrils.
Cut 2 long, rounded triangle-type pieces of the black construction paper. Cut 2 smaller pieces out of the pink paper and glue onto the black.
And cut 2 pieces out of the white, though one side should be cut with a bit of a curve so they kind of curve in. Glue everything onto the back of the paper bag.
Adhere googly eyes and The Love Cow is complete and ready for love! Or at least a good relaxing day. Be sure to find more fun Valentine’s Day craft and recipe ideas at Kid Things!