Farm Art

You or the kids can cut out different animals like sheep or turkey or chickens then the children can glue cotton balls to the sheep and feathers to the turkeys or the chickens.

A chubby little snowman had a carrot for a nose
Along came a bunny and what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny was looking for his lunch…
And he ATE that snowman’s nose. .nibble nibble. .CRUNCH

The kids love this if you add hand movements. .be creative!!

This works great with toddlers and 2s! First check with parents for chocolate allergies! Give children sturdy paper and a large spoonful or two of chocolate pudding. (The individual snack cups work great.) Let children run tractors and plastic farm animals through the “mud”. The pudding dries into a neat texture and the kids have a ball!

During our unit on “Farms”, I have the children paint a sturdy piece of cardboard green and a pint-sized milk carton red. I cut doors in the carton to make a barn and we glue it on the cardboard. We use a cardboard bathroom tissue roll for a silo and top it with half of a plastic Easter egg. This is glued next to the barn. We place shredded paper in the loft to look like hay. Then we glue purchased plastic farm animals around on the cardboard base.

Take out a large piece of butcher block paper and give the children various objects you would find on a farm. Corn on the cob, hay tied at end, apple halves, wheat, garden vegetables, etc. Give the children plates of various colors of paint and allow them to paint with the farm objects. Hang their work of art on the wall during your farm segment.

A nice art project I have done with my 4’s during farm week is to glue a pink pig cutout onto green paper and draw a fence using magic markers around the pig, Give each child a small bowl of chocolate pudding (Jell-O Instant) and allow the children to finger paint their pig in the mud. It is fun to lick your fingers clean after this project.



  • Connie March 28, 2018 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Have children use chocolate pudding (mud) to paint pink pigs cut out of construction paper.

  • Zita March 28, 2018 at 3:30 pm Reply

    We took a large sheet of white butcher paper and put glue all over the paper. We let the children place straw all over the paper on top of the glue. Afterwards we hung it on the wall on top of a picture of a wagon being pulled by a tractor and we had a hay ride on the wall. It made a big mess but the kids loved it.

  • Zita March 28, 2018 at 3:30 pm Reply

    For farm animal week, how about cotton ball sheep?
    Materials: cut out sheep, cotton balls, glue
    Description: provide children a cut out sheep and tape it down to the table. Allow them to put glue on the sheep. Younger toddlers can brush glue on their sheep and older toddlers can squeeze glue on their sheep and put cotton balls on their sheep. This is always a fun activity they are developing fine motor skills, by using their small muscles.

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