Cardboard Tube Highland Cow

Recycle your old cardboard tubes into adorable Highland Cow masterpieces with this easy and enjoyable crafting activity. Let your creativity flow as you enjoy crafting these charming and cute Highland Cow characters. Simple yet delightful, this project is a perfect creative venture for kids of all ages!

Cardboard Tube Highland Cow

Skill Level


Time to Make

15 Minutes + Drying Time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, using the template draw and cut out the horns and nose or draw your own.
  2. Cut approximately 2cm off the top of your cardboard tube, then draw and cut out a small arch at the bottom of the cardboard tube.
  3. Then paint your cardboard tube brown with black feet.
  4. Cut small lengths of orange yarn and glue them to the horns. Then draw a smile and nostrils using a fine black pen.
  5. Lastly, stick the horns, wiggle eyes and nose to the cardboard tube.
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Top Tip

Don’t cut the yarn the same lengths so the Highland Cow’s fringe has a wild appearance.