Cow Recycling Golf Ball Craft DIY with Video Tutorial

Looking for a little barnyard fun? Check out this cow craft made out of a recycled golf ball! Full video tutorial and written directions!

I’m always trying to think of things to make out of golf balls. I have made several golf ball projects in the past and I was recently asked by one of my YouTube subscribers to make a cow. She has made the other animals with her five-year-old brother but said he would really like a cow.

I’m on it!

Line of cows

Supplies to Make the Cow Golf Ball

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Golf Ball Cow Video Tutorial

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Directions to Make the Golf Ball Cow

1.  Because we are starting with a white ball, all we need to do is strategically paint black spots over the writing. Make it look random. Allow it to dry. This will take two coats.

Paint cow spots onto the white golf ball

2. Glue the four golf tees together, with the round bottoms touching. This will make up the legs.

Paint golf tees white. This will also take two coats. Allow them to dry. Then, paint a small stripe of black at the bottom of each golf tee, to look like a hoof.

Glue four golf tees together
Four golf tees painted white and black stripe at bottom

3.  Paint the parts. Paint the wooden wheel white. Allow it to dry. Paint the wooden cap flesh. Allow it to dry.

Paint wood wheel white

4.  While everything is drying, cut an oval from the piece of flesh colored felt. This is for the snout. Take your marker and make two dots for nostrils. Glue the flesh oval onto the white wheel, for the snout.

Draw nostrils on flesh felt oval with black permanent marker

5.  Now for the tail. Cut a thin strip of white felt.

Cut out white felt strip

Take embroidery floss and wrap it around one of your fingers, many times. Don’t make it too tight. Carefully slip it off your finger, but keeping the opening separated. Fold or squish it together and trim one end of the loop open.

Wrap black embroidery floss around finger

Glue to the end of the white felt strip. Repeat and glue to the other side of the same end.

Glue black embroidery thread to white flesh strip

6.  Cut small teardrops out of the black felt and trim off the points. These are for the outer ears. Cut even smaller teardrops out of the pink felt and trim off the points. These are for the inner ears. Glue one pink on top of each of the blacks.

Black and pink ears for golf ball cow

7.  Glue the flesh colored cap to the bottom of the cow – this will be the udder.

Glue wood cap to the golf ball

8.  Snip off the points of the golf tees and touch up with white paint, if needed.

Trip tips off of white golf tees

9.  Glue golf ball onto the tips of the golf tees, with the udder placed between the tees.

Glue golf ball cow body to the legs

10.  Start gluing! Glue on googly eyes. Glue on ears. And glue on the tail.

Glue features to the wheel to create the cow's face

11.  Glue the face to the cow body.

Glue cow head to the body

That’s it! Now you can make a whole barnyard full of adorable cows!

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Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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4 thoughts on “Cow Recycling Golf Ball Craft DIY with Video Tutorial”

  1. This is adorable and I bet golfers will get a kick out of it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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