How many of you love bird crafts? We at ArtsyCraftsyMom.com LOVE them!! I have a gang of Little girls who come home every weekend to make a craft and they almost always want to make something “cute” Here is one such very pretty craft for you.
DIY Paper Plate Parrots
One small circular paper plate – Either coloured or white
Water colours or Dot to Dot markers in various shades
Yellow, red & white construction paper
DIY Paper Plate Parrot Assembly:
Colour the paper plate in various bright colours. We used our dot to dot markers. This will form the body of the parrot. We coloured the center in a different colour and the sides of the paper plate in a different colour. Then used the dot to dot markers and added dots.
Cut a circle (4 inch wide ) from the red construction paper for the head, 1inch circle in white paper for the Eye & yellow paper for the comb & beak .
First make the Parrot face – Stick the beak & comb on the red circle using glue. Stick the White circle for the eye. Using Black marker, outline the beak and add a black circle for the eye.
Cut another piece of red or yellow construction paper for the tail feathers and colour it using water colours & dot to dot markers. Use a stapler and fix the head & tail onto the paper plate. Secure in place. Cut the brown foam into a claw and paste at the bottom of the paper plate.
Glue an icecream stick at the bottom to make it into a puppet.
I hope you liked this easy craft and will share your creations with me. Do leave me a note and drop by at the blog & facebook page (links below) to check out more such easy crafts for kids.
Shruti Bhat is a Software Quality Analyst by profession who mostly exercises her left brain during the day at work and her right brain takes over at home. She loves crafting with her 7 year old daughter and blogs at ArtsyCraftsyMom.com. She can be reached at @ArtsyCraftsyMom on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest