Book Week

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The Cow Tripped Over the Moon Paper Plate

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This activity is based on the book 'The Cow tripped Over the Moon' written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. This gorgeous moon jumping cow is so simple to make! Once your activity is complete your cow will be able to jump all around your moon without tripping at all! We have used a cardboard cow cutout but you could also paint your own crazy design. Maybe you would even like to create a whole bunch of different characters to jump over your moon - the sky's the limit!

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  • Step 1Take your cardboard cow and carefully cut off the legs and tail at the body with scissors.
  • Step 2Reposition the tail and legs to make your cow look like he is flying. Attach with glue.
  • Step 3Decorate your cow using paint or markers. Look to our design for inspiration or come up with your own.
  • Step 4To create your moon, paint your paper plate blue. Allow to dry. Scrunch up pieces of foil to create moon craters. Attach with glue.
  • Step 5Cut a strip of cardboard 15cm x 3cm and paint it blue. Allow to dry. Attach one end to the centre of your paper plate moon using a paper fastener.
  • Step 6Attach your cow to the other end of your cardboard strip with glue. Allow to dry.