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Lunar New Year Craft: How to Draw a Cow (Ox) for Kids in 6 Easy Steps
Here’s an a-moo-zing easy-to-follow guide that will teach you how to draw a cow for kids in minutes!
Chinese New Year 2021 is the Year of the Ox! Let’s explore this animal zodiac by drawing a cow.
Celebrate safely at home with your kids and check out this fun activity!
Now, grab your pencil and paper, and let’s go!
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Lunar New Year 2021 – The Year of the Ox (Cow)
Chinese New Year 2021 is the Year of the Ox! It starts on February 12, 2021, and will last until January 31, 2022. The next Year of the Ox will be in 2033.
Why is it Year of the Metal Ox?
The Lunar New Year 2021 animal is the ox. Aside from the animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, there is also a cycle of five important elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.
The cycle falls in the metal for the year 2021.
Ox and the other Chinese zodiac animals
The Ox is the second in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac animals.
The other zodiac signs, in order (from left to right), are:
Are you born in the Year of the Ox?
Not sure if you were born in the year of the Ox? Here are the previous years of the Ox, which occurs every 12 years.
1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
You can find out about your Chinese Zodiac here.
What is Ox’s personality?
The Ox is an important farmyard animal in many countries. According to astrologers, people born in this year symbolizes hard work, positivity, and honesty all throughout the year.
How to Draw a Cow (Ox)
What’s a fun way to welcome the year of the metal ox? Draw them!
Ready. Set. Draw!
1 White sheet of paper
Step 1. Draw the head and the body.
Draw a big rectangle for the body and a small circle for the head.
For the snout, draw a smaller circle, then connect the three shapes using straight lines.
Step 2. Add details for the head.
Draw ovals for the ears, and two small circles for the eyes. Add dots for the eyeballs and the nostrils.
Draw a small curve for the mouth, then erase the connecting line on the nose.
Step 3. Draw the legs.
Draw two rectangles each for the front and hind legs.
Step 4. Add the tail.
Draw the tail using two narrow curve lines and a small oval at the end.
Step 5. Make the body rounder.
Soften the edges of the body to make it rounder.
Step 6. Draw spots all over the body.
Mooooo!!! Here comes the cow!
Draw some more and make a family of cows.
Tips for art-mazing success
- Color your cows! Switch out the colours for browns, blacks and reds, and they would make fabulous Year of the Ox too!
- Add colorful backgrounds to your drawings.
Here’s another cool activity for kids to do to celebrate the new year’s festive spirit!
Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival. We will make paper cutouts of the word “SPRING”.
Here are the easy-peasy steps:
Step 1. Print the Spring template.
Step 2. Cut-out the square template.
Step 3. Fold the dotted lines.
Step 4. Cut the shaded area.
Step 5. Unfold the paper to reveal the surprise!
TIP: Create many spring cutouts and decorate your home!
Happy Lunar New Year of the Ox!
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