Craft: Cow Appreciation Day Costume

I’m not getting paid to write about Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day, we genuinely just like dressing like cows and getting free chicken lol!

Easy No Sew DIY Cow Costume

Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A is one of our favorite holidays of the year! Cow Appreciation Day is typically in July. If you go to Chick-fil-A, dressed like a cow on this day, you will receive a free entree and kids can get a free kids meal! We created a super simple cow costume and I thought I’d share our cow headband template with you, so you can make your own. You still have time and this tutorial is easy enough to do in under 30 minutes. If you don’t have felt, you could even use card stock. Happy Cow Appreciation Day and Mooooo! 


Cow Ear Template
Black Headband
White Stiff Felt
Black Stiff Felt
Hot Glue Gun
Black Marker

If you are making a cow shirt, you will need: Plain White T-Shirt, Black Sticky Felt and Scissors


Step 1: Print out the cow ear template and cut out the ear stencils. The larger ovals are for adults and the smaller ovals are for children.

Cow Ear Template

Step 2: Trace the oval stencils onto the white stiff felt using a black marker. You’ll need 4 ovals per headband. Make sure you are using the larger ovals for adults and the smaller ovals for children.

Cow Appreciation Day Headband 2 copy

Step 3: Cut out the white felt ovals. 

Cow Appreciation Day Headband 3 copy

Step 4: Hot glue the ovals to the headband, as shown in the photo below. You will be using 2 ovals per ear, sandwiching the headband. Wrap the bottom of the oval around the headband and secure with hot glue. Hot glue the 2 ovals to each other.

Cow Appreciation Day Headband 4 copy

Step 5: Cut out squiggly circular shapes to use as spots and hot glue them to the white ears.

Cow Appreciation Day Headband 5 copy

Step 6: To make a simple cow shirt, cut spots out of black sticky felt and attach to a plain white t-shirt. You can remove the felt after use, when you don’t feel like being a cow anymore.

Cow Appreciation Day Headband 8 copy

Step 7: Put on your cow costume and head into Chick-fil-A on Cow Appreciation Day for a free entree or kids meal! Moo!

Cow Appreciation Chick Fil A Costume

Will you be celebrating Cow Appreciation Day this year?

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


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