How To Make a Cow T-shirt for Chick Fil A Cow Appreciation Day

How To Make a Cow T-shirt for Chick Fil A Cow Appreciation Day

Chick Fil A Cow Day is like a holiday at my house. It’s this marvelous day, that happens only once a year, on which we all dress up like cows and go eat free chicken. If you live near a Chick Fil A and have never heard of this day, you should go check it out!

Chick Fil A gives out free entrees for a shirt or hat, or you can get a free meal if you completely dress like a cow from head to tail. Speaking of tails, check out my tutorial for a super easy cow tail to go with your awesome cow shirt.

This year, Cow Appreciation day is July 14th. And if you’re wanting to make it easy, they have free printables to help you design your own cow costume.

The first couple of years, I cut out construction paper spots and safety pinned them to all our white t-shirts. I got tired of making new shirts every year, so I made some that I can reuse every year.

White t-shirt
Black or brown acrylic paint
Paper Plate
Large piece of cardboard (I cut up an old box)
Black or brown fabric marker


Start by inserting the cardboard inside your t-shirt. You don’t want any of the paint to bleed through onto the other side of the shirt or your work area.


Draw your spots on with your fabric marker – if you don’t have a fabric marker any marker should work.


Put a glob of paint on your paper plate and use your paintbrush to fill in the spots.


Let your shirt dry overnight.


While you’re waiting, make your cow tail. Then wear your costume to Chick Fil A on July 14th, and enjoy your free chicken!


(9) Comments

  • The Conservative Mommy
    10 Jul 2015

    Yum, Chickfila. This is great! The cow tail is my favorite!

  • Shann Eva
    09 Jul 2015

    Super cute idea! We FINALLY have Chick Fil A here…it’s about time. Now, I’ll have to get all my kids dressed up and get over there. Thanks for the tips!

    • admin
      09 Jul 2015

      Yay! Dressing up is lots of fun 🙂

  • Natalie
    09 Jul 2015

    I just did how to make a cow mask on my blog a couple days ago. Great tutorial. We’ll be there on Tuesday getting our chicken!

    • admin
      10 Jul 2015

      I need to take a look at that. I haven’t figured out what we’re doing for hats yet this year!

  • Candia
    09 Jul 2015

    What a cute idea! Cows are so adorable.

  • by Michelle Westbrook
    29 Jun 2015

    Cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pinterest Love Weekend Pin-It Party 🙂

  • Heather Serra
    27 Jun 2015

    I love this idea! Oh, and I’m also super jealous that we don’t have a Chic Fil A here in Upstate NY. My boyfriend is a southerner and he introduced me to it. He drools every time we pass one…and I can’t blame him. It’s good stuff! Happy Chik Fil A Cow day! And thanks for this awesome tutorial!

    • admin
      28 Jun 2015

      Maybe one of these days Chick Fil A will make it up there!

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