Gather your collage materials and have fun making this easy paper plate bird craft.
Easy paper plate bird craft
This activity is part of my Spring Activities resources, which include an introduction to the season and complete units on Daffodils, Eggs, Seeds and Shoots, and running a Nature Study project. See our full resources and free printables here.
These birds are fun to make. You can use them as decorations, or to play with. To make them you will need::
a paper plate
glue (glue sticks are easy to use)
tissue paper, coloured paper, and/or fabric scraps
black pen or googly eyes
How to Make Homemade Birds
Tear or cut some pieces of your tissue paper, card and/or fabric.
Fold a paper plate in half to create your bird’s body.
Cover sections of the paper plate with glue and stick on your tissue paper, card and/or fabric. You can make your bird look like a real bird, or one from your imagination.
Cut two circles of white card and draw on eyes – or stick on googly eyes.
Add feathers to make a fancy tail and wings.
If you’d like to use your birds to make a mobile, use a piece of string, threaded though the bird’s back, to hang it up.