This Paper Plate Bird Craft is so cute and easy. It’s a great spring craft for kids to make!
For the paper plate bird craft, you’ll need:
White 9″ Paper Plates – 100 Count (or cardboard circle)
Cardstock for beak
thin strips of coloured construction paper
First fold the paper plates in half. Put out a pallet of acrylic paints in assorted colours, and the kids can paint their birds however they wish. Next, we glued on the feathers, eyes and the beak.
For the tail, I grabbed several strips of the construction paper and I folded them in half, kind of fanning the strips out a bit, and we stapled those to the tail end of the birds.
Fold your bird back in half, and you’re done!
If your bird won’t stay folded, simply tape a piece of yarn or string to the inside, holding both halves of the plate together, while leaving about an inch and a half gap between them.
Now when you place your bird on a hard surface, you can “rock” it.