It’s calving season once again! Last year we visited a friend’s farm and watched the miracle of life first hand when we saw a calf come into this world. That was certainly an experience for each of us. If you would like to learn more about it, you can read our blog post by clicking here. As a small thank you to our friend, the children made him an Aberdeen Angus cow egg carton craft that required slightly less maintenance for him.
We used some things we found in our kitchen craft cupboard:
- A small egg carton
- googly eyes
- paint and brushes
- masking tape
- yarn for hair
This is how to make an Aberdeen Angus egg carton craft:
To start things off we separated the tops from 2 6-cup egg cartons. Tristan and Kallista each painted the outside of one of these egg carton lids.
These parts of the body were taped together on the inside of the cartons along the belly of the cow with the lid holes on that belly side.
I took a piece of ‘scrap’ printer paper and folded it width-wise until it was small and sturdy. Then I did the same with the second piece.
The next step of this egg carton craft was to bend the paper leg rolls in half and feed the legs through the holes in the belly of the cow. Use some masking tape to hold the legs in place. Be sure to test out the stability of your cow first, before taping them in place.
I found a little piece of a hair extension I had had braided into my hair during a cultural event the previous summer and snipped some off to use for the cow’s tail. Again, this was taped inside the body and left hanging out the back, as tails tend to do.
The body was closed and masking tape was used to hold it together along the back. Tristan carefully painted over the masking tape to camouflage it.
The head of the cow was made from one of the egg ‘cups’ and put on the front of the cow. Kallista was in charge of painting this.
Some facial features were added, and there we had a cow!
Our friend happened to drop in just as it was being completed, so he took it home with him that day.
I do believe he liked it as he and his wife have been saving up egg cartons of all shapes and sizes for the children ever since, of which we are appreciative. So keep checking back to see what other little egg carton crafts we will make!