This super fun Big Red Barn craft is perfect for your preschool or Elementary school child. We love this simple paper craft for inspiring hours of creative play.
Don’t worry about little hands creating these shapes, you can grab the free template for all the shapes in this barn on our Crafts for Kids page.
Barn Craft for Kids
No matter how big your child’s imagination, you will have no problems making this Big Red Barn! You probably have the craft supplies in your current craft stash (I admit I have a larger than average craft stash!) But there are no special supplies here. You’ll need:
Red and black cardstock,
colorful scrapbook or construction paper for barn details,
pencil and pen,
and the printable Barn template. <— which you can grab here with your password.
Make a Big Red Barn with a Free Template
Grab the free template for this paper barn craft with your Kid’s Crafts password. Drop your name and best email in the box below and we’ll send it to you by email if you don’t have one already. But keep your password handy because it unlocks all of the templates for our kid’s crafts! So grab the barn template, this sunflower craft template, or even this Rocket Card template.
Once you have your template, you can use the printable instructions below, or you can use our step-by-step photo guide below to build your Big Red Barn! (My kids really like the photo guide!)
Farm Creative Play
What sort of games will your new barn inspire? I always use cardstock for the barn structure so it is sturdy enough for my kids to play with for a while! We also had to add a windmill (because I had extra cardstock!) and because it helps make a cool farm!
We use a large piece of green paper for the farm, add the barn and windmill, and cut blue felt for a little pond. It makes great creative play for kids!
Whether you're studying the farm or just want to create your own barn, this paper barn farm craft is perfect for keeping preschoolers engaged!
- Colorful construction or scrapbooking paper
- Black cardstock
- Red cardstock
- Printable template
Print out the template and cut apart the pieces.
Trace the template pieces on the construction or scrapbooking paper.
Glue the white rectangular piece on top of the red rectangular piece for the chimney.
Glue the black window panes onto the white window pieces.
Glue the small white circle to the door for the doorknob.
Make an X with the two white strips and glue them over the larger window.
Glue the two pointy black roof pieces on each side of the house.
Take the two rectangular black strips and flue them to the top of the house like an upside down V.
Take the bigger window and glue it to the top middle of the house below the roof.
Glue the door below the window.
Take the smaller windows and glue them on either side of the door.
Finish off the barn by gluing the chimney on the right top corner.
Now cut out the pieces for the windmill.
Glue one of the blades to the fan diagonally on top of the long black strip.
Glue the other blade of the fan over the previous one to create an "X" shape.
Finish off the windmill by gluing a square red piece in the middle of both blades.