Help Your Son Make His Own Farm Animal Scene

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 by No Comments

As a “crafty” mom, one of my biggest pet peeves is that there are very few boy-centered craft books available.

Most of what you’ll find in the kid’s craft section involves drawing butterflies, stringing beads into bracelets, or painting a jewelry box with pink and purple glitter. There’s nothing wrong with these activities by themselves, but they’re definitely not designed to appeal to a typical little boy.

If you’re looking for something crafty to with your son, check out Pop-Out & Paint: Farm Animals by Cindy A. Littlefield.

There are punch out figures for 26 different animals, representing everything from a Rhode Island hen and rooster to a Belted Galloway cow and calf. The animals themselves are printed on a heavyweight cardstock. They’re designed to punch out easily, although you have to be careful when punching out the ears and legs.

To make them stand up, you can insert a metal stand made from a bent paperclip.

In addition to the punch out animals, the book includes suggestions for making a barn, a fence, and other farm accessories if you want to create a complete animal scene. The tips seem to be geared towards slightly older kids, however, so you’ll probably want to simplify things a bit if you’re working with a toddler or preschooler to make the animals.

The book is titled Pop-Out & Paint, but it would be fine to just let your child color in the designs with crayons or markers if you’re looking for a less messy craft project.

Pop-Out & Paint: Farm Animals can be purchased on Amazon for $12.95. Ms. Littlefield also has a Pop-Out & Paint book of horses that you can buy.

Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher.

Photo credit: Amazon

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Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders lives in Iowa with her husband and son. She has been a freelance writer since shortly after earning her degree in journalism from The University of Iowa in 2003. She writes extensively about parenting, crafts, and creative ways to save money. Visit her at

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