How to Make a Cow Hat Out of Paper

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Turn a brown paper bag into a cow hat.
Turn a brown paper bag into a cow hat. (Image: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Whether you're hosting a cow- or farm animal-themed birthday party or teaching children about cows, making a cow hat out of paper is an engaging and creative project. A brown paper bag, some construction paper and other basic craft supplies are all that are needed to create this entertaining and comical craft. Craft makers can adorn the completed projects to emulate cows, or just to be silly.

Things You'll Need

  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Hole puncher
  • Yarn

Lay a brown paper bag upside-down on a flat surface. Use markers to draw brown spots along the front and back of the bag. Avoid drawing spots on the flap of the bag.

Draw an oval on a piece of dark brown construction paper and cut it out. Glue the oval to the center of either side of the bag.

Open up the bag and lay it down on a flat surface. Cut two horn shapes from a piece of dark brown construction paper. Glue one horn shape to the side of the paper bag just below the top of the bag. Glue the other horn shape to the other side of the paper bag, just below the top of the bag.

Glue two googly eyes to the front of the bag, just below the bottom of the bag.

Draw a circle onto light brown construction paper and cut it out. Draw two small circles, side-by-side on the circle, creating the look of a nose. Glue the circle to the paper bag below the googly eyes.

Cut a length of yarn. Glue the yarn just below the opening of the bag on the side opposite the face of the cow. This will be the cow's tail.

Punch a hole on either side of the top of the bag, just below the opening. Cut two lengths of yarn. String one piece of yarn through each hole. Tie a knot in the ends of the yarn to prevent them from falling through the holes.

Place the opening of the bag on top of your head; the face of the cow should be facing forward. Use the two pieces of yarn to tie the hat onto your head.

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