Paper Plate Craft – Beautiful Birdies

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Paper Plate Craft Ideas

Every Thursday for playgroup I sift through numerous kids craft ideas on Pinterest to come up with something new and last week paper plate craft was the winner, in the form of cute little birdies. Not only did the kids enjoy painting their paper plate birds, they enjoyed making them fly too! I’m pretty sure this was the kids favourite kids craft yet.

All you need is:

  • Paper plates
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googley eyes

Simply fold the plate in half, cut a slit in the middle just under the fold. Fold a coloured piece of paper onto itself and then thread it through the slit to form the wings. Paste on the eyes, cut out a beak and a tail and the bird is ready for painting! You could add anything else you like, perhaps glitter or even feathers.

paper plate birds

Before being decorated

Here are some of the lovely creations after they’ve had a paint job.

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  1. August 25, 2014 / 6:39 am

    So while I’m not a lover of craft, my daughter is and I’ll show her these so she can make these when her brothers at daycare! Thanks for linky.

  2. August 25, 2014 / 7:27 am

    What a great and simple idea. Love the final creations the kids made. I try so hard not to wish time away as they grow so fast but I’m really looking forward to making things like this with Locky. Right now he would probably just try to eat it and then tear it apart or he would focus on just eating the paint and smearing it all over himself. Ps. Did you receive your Bella Box? Did you like it and what did you get? 🙂 x

    • August 26, 2014 / 10:40 pm

      Maria, don’t stress too much. Elliott was like that for a very long time, didn’t like painting, would put things in his mouth and destroy but now he really enjoys it. Yep, received the BellaBox – overall I was quite happy, the only thing I was a bit disappointed about was receiving the Aveeno body moisturiser and sachet of Palmers cocoa butter – I would have preferred something you can’t go and buy from Woolworths or Coles. The handcream I received was divine though and love my Burts Bee’s facial cleanser.

  3. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    August 25, 2014 / 7:39 am

    You’ve just reminded me I need to look into joining another playgroup now. We are planning on selling our house and moving back inner. Got to get the ball rolling – too scared to do playgroup in my current area (there’s an odd assortment of characters here!).

    • August 26, 2014 / 10:36 pm

      Haha…’an odd assortment’ that’s funny. I think that just like childcare, not every playgroup suits..I hope you find one though!

  4. August 25, 2014 / 8:19 am

    I have just shared this with my playgroup friends- great idea!

  5. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    August 25, 2014 / 8:46 am

    These are so cute – and so easy!!!!

  6. Kaz @ MeltingMoments
    August 25, 2014 / 10:14 am

    What a cute idea. I always keep paper plates in the craft box. We’ll be trying this one 🙂

    • August 26, 2014 / 10:35 pm

      It’s a great idea, isn’t it. Paper plates, paper and glue are always something you have hidden away for a rainy day!

  7. Malinda
    August 25, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    So cute! And more importantly easy. Thanks for sharing.

  8. August 25, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    I loved all the paper plate craft we did when I was younger. Will have to keep this idea for when bub’s older.

  9. Alicia-OneMotherHen
    August 25, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Thank you for an awesome craft idea. I will keep this one in mind for future paper plate craft adventures 🙂

  10. August 26, 2014 / 11:12 am

    I’m sure I read here, no kids crafts, lol. Gotta do something with the kids don’t we!!

    • August 26, 2014 / 10:34 pm

      Haha Sarah, that was a little while ago when I kept being inundated with kids craft on the link up instead of something good to read. It’s died down now so I’ve lifted the rule 🙂