Vibrant Paper Cows

I saw this pin on Pinterest and thought it would make a great art project for the boys.


Using that as a reference I drew an outline of a cow and cut it out for a template.

I centered and traced the template onto 12×12 pieces of bright scrapbook paper.  Then cut them out with an exacto knife because I wanted the outside frame of the cow to be intact.

I also cut the cardstock into strips all different widths.

I did all the prep work the night before.


The boys each got a sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper to glue the strips on. I gave them black or white because we don’t use those colors very often.  It would be a good way to use any paper you don’t like, since it won’t show.

I had them use glue sticks because when I made mine I used elmer’s and it got crinkly.



The rules were not to leave any gaps and to vary the colors and widths.


They did great.

After they were done gluing the strips I gave them the cow negative to glue on top.




They are so bright and cheerful.

I think they are adorable and they were fun, quick and simple.



Filed under Feeling Fartsy, Let's make things pretty., Rodents aka kids

3 responses to “Vibrant Paper Cows

  1. Terrie

    So cool! Love all your crafts!

  2. Kristen

    What a good Momma!

Leave a comment, it will make my day...I swear, I truly am that easy to please!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s