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Paper Plate Birdy Bird Craft

Paper Plate Birdy Bird Craft


 

Paper Plate Birdy Bird  

Another simple but effective craft that allows toddlers freedom with paints. If your two year old, like mine, just wants to cover everything with paint, and doesn't really care what, then this is the craft for them. You will need one and a half plates to make one birdy bird.

  1. Mix up one colour pastel paint (white with either a little red, blue or green in it).
  2. Give your child a paintbrush and several paper plates on plenty of newspaper and let them get on with it
  3. Leave the paper plates to dry whilst bathing your toddler.
  4. During the next three days whilst you are still waiting for the paint to dry (well maybe not but my little girl goes rather overboard!) start to prepare the cut out shapes -
    You will need to cut out the following from coloured card, craft foam or construction paper.
    White circles with a black dot in the middle for the eyes, orange triangles for the beaks and black sticks for the legs
    Birdy Bird Pieces
  5. When the plates eventually dry, you will need to select a whole plate for the body and another plate to use for the tail and the wing.
  6. Take the second plate and cut it in half, cut it in half again and reserve a quarter segment for the tail. Cut the other quarter segment in half again and reserve one piece for the wing. You should have similar shaped pieces to the ones shown below -
    Birdy Bird Plate.
  7. We used double sided sticky tape (it's less messy than glue and dries quicker) to stick the tail, wing, eye, legs and beak onto the birdy bird.
    Completed Birdy Bird 
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 1:05 PM

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