Any child — farm dweller or city kid — will enjoy these farm-themed crafts. They take the highlights of farm life and use them as the theme for the art projects.
A large sheet of paper creates the background for a large wall mural that looks like a farm. Your child draws the farmhouse, barn, pens and animals on the paper. Use paint to make the pictures, or cut out the different mural parts from construction paper and glue them onto the mural.
Paper Plate Animals
Paper plates work well for the bodies of several farm animals. Use smaller plates or bowls as the head and face. For example, to make a pig, paint a paper plate and a paper bowl pink. Attach the bowl to the middle of the plate. Then add the rest of the details, such as the snout, ears and feet. The same idea works for almost any farm animal, including sheep, horses and cows.
This craft project double as a play activity for the kids after you’re done. You’ll need a box for the barn and an oatmeal container for a silo. Paint the box and oatmeal container red. Add a cone of paper to the top of the oatmeal container. Cut a rectangle of cardboard to make a roof for the barn. Fold it to make the roof peak. Hot glue the roof to the barn base. Cut doors in the barn so the kids can use it to play with toy animals.
Muddy Pig Picture
For this craft, you need a pink pink cutout. You can print a pig or let your child cut a pig out himself from pink paper. Glue the pig to a piece of paper. Now you need to add the mud. Use either brown paint or chocolate pudding as the mud. Let the kids finger paint the “mud” all over the pig. They can add more mud at the bottom of the picture if they want.