A fun and interactive paper plate birdhouse craft for kids. Find the free template at the end of the article.
We love seeing animals, birds and butterflies in our yard.
The kids and I even started a new tradition: making bird feeders at the beginning of spring.
This year we also bought a nice yellow birdhouse that we hung in one of the fir trees in our backyard. We did this just before leaving on our vacation.
A month later, when we got back home, the birdhouse was still empty. Sigh. We couldn’t figure why.
Was it color of the birdhouse?
Did we hung it up too high or too low?
Did we get it too late in the summer and birds had already built their nests by then?
Anyway, hopefully we’ll have more luck next year.
This paper plate birdhouse craft is inspired by the beautiful yellow birdhouse. Beautiful by human standard, I don’t know about bird standards 🙂
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Paper plate birdhouse craft for kids
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- free birdhouse template – find it at the end of the article
- paper plate
- blue paint
- paint sponge
- cardstock paper: brown, green, pink, yellow, black
- craft knife
- craft stick
- small googly eye
Step by step instructions
Step 1: Start by painting the paper plate. We love using our sponge brushes to paint paper plates as it goes much faster. Once the paint has dried, have an adult use a craft knife to cut a slit at the bottom of the paper plate.
Step 2: Print out the free template and cut out the tree branch and leaves. Trace them on corresponding colored paper. Glue the branch with leaves at the bottom of the paper plate, underneath the slit.
Step 3: Cut out the birdhouse and the bird patterns. Glue the birdhouse on the paper plate, just above the slit.
Step 4: Cut out the sun and its rays, trace them on yellow paper and glue them at the top of the paper plate.
Step 5: Paint the craft stick blue and glue the bird on one end of the craft stick. Add a few feathers cut out from the same pink cardstock and a small googly eye. Place the stick inside the slit and move it from behind the paper plate.
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