Cardboard Cow


This is a fun and inexpensive preschool project. Let your child make a whole herd of cardboard cows.

Items needed: 

  • Thin cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Black non-toxic marker
  • Scotch tape


  1. Print pattern and cut out.
  2. Trace pattern onto cardboard, making sure to trace two sets of legs.
  3. Cut out pieces, making small, thin notches, as shown.
  4. Using the black marker, or brown if you want brown & whites, draw eyes, hooves and spots.
  5. Make cow, sliding sections into notches and then securing with a small piece of tape on backside of ears and legs.
  6. Make a whole herd for exta fun!