I don’t know about you, but my love for Chick-fil-A is pretty huge. You offer me free Chick-fil-A food and I’m all in, just tell me what to do. Coming up next month, July 14th to be exact, Chick-fil-A will host it’s annual Cow Appreciation Day. It’s a super fun way to get the kids dressed up (you too) and grab lunch or dinner on Chick-fil-A! All you have to do is dress up in your best cow costume and come into your local restaurant. If you accessorize or make a partial costume, you will be rewarded with a tasty entree of your choice. If you are really feeling appreciative, dress up in full cow costume and receive a free meal! If you are needing some cow inspiration you can check our our Pinterest board full of ideas or check out Chick-fil-A’s Tumbler for free printable cow accessories!
I decided to make a no sew cow costume for JDub and it only took me about 20 minutes! Here’s what you are going to need.
Black and Pink Felt
First step is going to be to cut out your pink base for the udders. Make sure that you cut it wide enough for your udders to fit side by side.
Remember this is a no sew cow costume, so once you’ve put your pieces down with tacky glue it’s pretty much impossible to change them so lay things out first.
Next you want to place the udders on top, it’s best to place the glue on the nipple ring and then place on the felt area. For attaching the nipples you will want to use the rubber cement adhesive.
The tacky glue will work if you are making your costume for an older child, if you are making it for a toddler, he will stop at no end to pull those udders off and see if they work. Here is one from the blooper real to prove it.
Once your udders are placed, make sure to apply a little pressure to the ring making the glue spread out to adhere best. Next up is to cut out your spots. I just cut random spots of different shapes and sizes. I did sneak a little heart shaped spot in there too.
Once you have them all arranged how you’d like, begin to glue them down. I like to place something inside of my shirt to keep the front from gluing to the back, Check out my favorite technique for keeping everything nice and clean. Now that everything is secured, it’s time to make the tail.
I used 3 small crafting tassels and glued them together, wrapping them in a cute ribbon to secure. After it dried I folded the hanging strings down and glued onto the back of the shirt.
While that drys, I gathered my twine and cow bell. No cow costume is complete without the traditional cow bell. I placed several drops of glue along the collar line and placed the twine inside of it. I then used a handful of clips I have laying around to apply a little pressure to the area while it drys.
The finished product is an adorable easy no sew cow costume. I made mine start to finish in 20 minutes, and took pictures along the way! Now your little one is ready for #CowAppreciationDay at Chick-fil-A!
My little cow did not think the Moo! noises were all that funny today.
I found the inspiration for my no sew cow costume here, but have made several adjustments to make it more my own. This post also contains affiliate links, which helps me pay for my Chick-fil-A habit.