Age7 to 11 years
Have you ever been to a farm? Farms have farmers, fields and tractors, and lots of wonderful animals, too. Chickens, pigs, cows and other animals live on farms, and it’s the farmer’s job to care for them. Do you know what sounds the farm animals make? Which animal is your favourite? Today we are going to craft a barn, a lot of happy farm animals and some farmers. We will also plant some vegetables, and you can feed the farm animals with the bales of hay. When it gets cold or begins to rain, don’t forget to put your farm animals into the barn, where they will be warm and safe. And don’t forget to check out our other great “Fun on the Farm” projects!
- Print out the attached documents
- A cardboard cereal box
- A handy Pritt Stick
First we cut out all the happy animal farm images from the printed-out crafting templates.
Glue the two large fields together. This will make the land that your farm will go on. The fields are the areas with flowers, bushes and tilled soil.
Glue images 3, 5, 6 and 7 to your breakfast cereal box. Leave to dry for 1 minute, then cut out the images 3, 5, 6 and 7 from the box.
Now fold all the glue flaps at right angles.
Then we glue images 6, 3 and 7 to image 1, as seen in the picture. Image 1 is the floor of the barn, while image 6, 3 and 7 make up the walls of the barn. We must use our handy glue stick to glue the walls in place, forming a box shape with one side open.
We now glue image 5 onto the top of the barn. This will be the roof. Use the picture to help you.
To make the horse, fold the horse’s body (image 13) along the dotted lines, then glue the white tabs in place, as seen in the pictures. Fold along the dotted line on both tails (image 15), and then glue the 2 sides together. Make sure not to glue the tabs together! Then put glue on the coloured side of the tabs, slip the tail into the slit and glue the tabs to the inside of the horse body (image 13). Fold the horse’s head (image 14) in half and glue the two white tabs together, as seen in the picture. Then glue the horse’s head to the body.
To make the cow, fold the cow’s body (image 9) along the dotted lines, then glue the white tabs in place, as seen in the pictures. Fold along the dotted line on both tails (image 11), and then glue the 2 sides together. Make sure not to glue the tabs together! Then put glue on the coloured side of the tabs, slip the tail into the slit and glue the tabs to the inside of the cow’s body (image 9). Fold the cow’s head (image 10) in half and glue the two white tabs together, as seen in the picture. Then glue the cow’s head to the body. Now we need to glue the cow’s horns to the cow’s head. We fold image 12 along the dotted lines to make the horns. Then we glue them to the cow’s head. Use the picture to help.
To make the images 2 , 16 and 17: fold the cut-out in half, and then fold the bases inward. Then place glue on one of the coloured base tabs and press them together, so that they are glued into place. Use the picture to help. Once you have done this, you have made the two farmers, their animals and the vegetables that they grow. Can you recognize the animals and vegetables?
To make images 4 and 8, wrap the slip of paper around your finger to make a cylinder. Then glue the paper into this shape. These 6 cylinders are the hay bales, which are used to feed the farm animals.
Now we have to place the barn, the animals, the vegetables and two farmers onto the fields. How are you going to organize your farm? Use the picture for inspiration. Don’t forget to feed the animals!
And that's it!
We hope you have lots of fun farming with your happy animal farm.
We would love to see pictures of your happy animal farm. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”