Frugal Kid Crafts: Cow Costume

by Mackenzie on July 13, 2012

Frugal-Kid-CraftsEach week Sharon at Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Cow Appreciation Day is today (7/13) so here is a fun, super easy way to get some free food at Chick-fil-a. If you don’t have a Chick-fil-a nearby, you can always use this idea for Halloween!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.


  • White or light colored shirt and shorts
  • Yarn
  • Peel and Stick Foam (black)
  • Scissors
  • Construction Paper (white and brown)


  1. Cut circles in the peel and stick foam and adhere them to the clothing.
  2. Cut small pieces of yarn to create a tail and hang that from the back of the shorts.
  3. Cut 1 sheet of paper in half (vertical) and then tape or staple the 2 halves together to form the headband.
  4. Cut 2 ears out of paper and attach them to the headband.

Educational Activities:

  • Math: Cut small and large circles from the foam and have your child create patterns when adhering them to the clothing.
  • Language Arts: Create a sign with a funny chicken or cow saying and attach that to the costume. Make sure your child writes or traces the words to get in their writing practice!


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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist and lives in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and working outside! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.

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Lisa Brown July 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Cute idea. I imagine you could use other animals as well and have a sort of learning costume party. Thank you for sharing.

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