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Easy paper plate bird crafts with moving wings

by Ünal Güler

Let’s make the cutest paper plate bird craft ever! This paper plate bird craft features movable wings. make colorful Paper Plate Birds is an inexpensive and fun activity for children of all ages. Let the kids choose the patterned paper and color of paint to truly make this paper plate bird craft their own. This paper plate bird craft is great for the home or classroom.

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Let’s make this adorable paper plate bird craft!

Paper plate bird crafts for kids

Kids can create their own “flying bird” with this clever paper plate bird craft.

  • younger children: Pre-cut the elements of the craft and let them assemble and decorate.
  • older children: Can customize the entire vehicle to create the bird you want.

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The only unusual crafting material we use in this craft is paper fasteners. Paperclips are cheap and you get a lot of them in a box! You can find them in dollar stores, discount department stores, and office supply stores.

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Materials needed to make paper plates with birds

Paper Plate Bird Making Instructions

Preparation

You should protect your table with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth. Have children wear gowns and fill heavy cups with water to clean the brushes as there is less risk of tipping over than a light plastic cup.

How many paper plates do I need per bird craft?

Two paper plates make three birds. If you just want to make a bird, that’s totally fine! Only scraps of paper plates remain.

Step 1

Step 1 - Paper Plate Bird Crafts - how to cut out the second paper plate to make three birds out of two paper plates - one half is trimmed then the top half is cut into 6 pieces.
A paper plate is cut in half. The other is cut as shown above.
  1. Start with 2 paper plates.
  2. Cut both paper plates in half.
  3. Take one of the halves and cut it into six equal pieces.
  4. Set the six small pieces aside.

step 2

Paint the three paper plate halves and set aside to dry.

step 3

Step 3 - Paper Plate Bird Crafts - Apply glue to one of the smaller paper plate pie slices to add the colorful scrapbook paper element
Let’s customize your bird wings!

Place the scrapbook paper face down on the table. Apply glue stick to two of the small plate pieces, flip them over and press them onto the back of the scrapbook paper. Repeat the process with the other small pieces and set aside to dry.

step 4

Step 4 - Paper Plate Bird Crafts - how to use scissors to cut the excess scrap paper off the wings
Cut off the excess scrapbook paper with scissors.

When dry, trim off the excess scrapbook paper, but trim around the triangular panel pieces. these are your wings Put them aside.

step 5

Step 5 - Paper Plate Bird Crafts - Draw a quarter circle on one side of half of the paper plate to form a bird's beak
Let’s paint the bird’s beak!

Now that the paper plate halves are dry, paint an orange beak on one corner of each. Glue on a googly eye.

step 6

Step 6 - Paper Plate Bird Crafts - Insert a paper fastener into the tiniest corner of the bird wing piece and secure through the paper plate to create a movable wing.
Our bird wings can move!

Using a craft knife or scissors, poke a hole in the center of the paper plate bird’s body. Also, poke a hole in each wing about 1.5 inches above the pointed end of the triangle wing.

step 7

Step 7 - Paper Plate Bird Crafts - what this looks like on the back of the paper plate.
This is what it looks like on the back.

Thread the paper fastener through one of the wings (on the side of the scrapbook paper), then through the panel, and finally through the second wing. Attach the clasp to the back of the bird.

Finished paper plate bird craft

Paper Plate Birds with Moving Wings - by Amanda Formaro

Hang your birds on the school wall or bulletin board. This is a really cute springtime craft or to make during a bird study session.

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materials

  • 2 paper plates

  • scrapbook paper

  • craft paint

  • 3 googly eyes

  • 1 brown pipe cleaner

  • 3 paper closures

Tool

  • Scissors

  • Paint brush

  • glue stick

  • white craft glue

instructions

  1. Cut both paper plates in half. Take one of the halves and cut it into six equal pieces. Set the six small pieces aside.
  2. Paint the three paper plate halves and set aside to dry.
  3. Place the scrapbook paper face down on the table. Apply glue stick to two of the small plate pieces, flip them over and press them onto the back of the scrapbook paper. Repeat the process with the other small pieces and set aside to dry.
  4. When dry, trim off the excess scrapbook paper, but trim around the triangular panel pieces. these are your wings Put them aside.
  5. Now that the paper plate halves are dry, paint an orange beak on one corner of each. Glue on a googly eye.
  6. Using a craft knife or scissors, poke a hole in the center of the paper plate bird’s body. Also, poke a hole in each wing about 1.5 inches above the pointed end of the triangle wing.
  7. Thread the paper fastener through one of the wings (on the side of the scrapbook paper), then through the panel, and finally through the second wing. Attach the clasp to the back of the bird.

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How did your paper plate birds turn out? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you.

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