I heard it is National Crafting Month! How on Earth did I not know this? Oh yeah. I have been in a bathroom for the last three weeks of my life. We are still remodeling my boys’ bathroom. This is my husband and my first big tiling project. It looks great, but man is it time-consuming. So time-consuming that I haven’t posted in a week (I sincerely apologize for ignoring you) and I didn’t hear about Crafting Month. No worries. I am back and excited to do some crafting!
Last post, I started with one of our favorite spring kids’ crafts – tissue paper hyacinths. This week, I will continue this trend and post the other three tried and true classic kids’ crafts for spring. We will make a chick with a paper plate shell, a thumbprint sheep, and a stained-glass bunny! So, round-up your kiddos and let’s make some art!
Today’s post will tackle the chick with a paper plate shell. This kids’ craft is fun and is a simple cut and paste craft, which is great even for the littlest ones. You can cut out the pieces you think they cannot cut out themselves. My guys are 5 and 6 and I have them cut it all out. Then you glue everything together and presto!
If you are a subscriber to my newsletter, then you already know where to find the template for this craft. If you aren’t yet, subscribe to my weekly newsletter to gain immediate access to my free library of printables. Sign up is in the sidebar. The templates make this craft super easy! All you have to do is trace the template and cut it out. No guesswork! Who has time for that really? Speaking of time, let’s do this!
Supplies for Chick with Paper Plate Shell
- Construction Paper (yellow and orange)
- Small Paper Plate (about 7” diameter, usually dessert plate size)(it doesn’t matter if it has a pattern on the front, we will be using the back)
- 2 Big Wiggle Eyes
- Glue (we use Elmer’s Red Glitter glue because, well glitter, but you can use any kind)
Instructions for Chick with Paper Plate Shell
- Trace line from bottom of template onto paper plate (or you can draw your own) and cut to make shell.
- Trace foot template two times onto orange construction paper.
- Cut out beak template and fold in half. Cut out piece of orange construction paper and fold in half as well. Trace folded beak onto folded paper and cut.
- Trace and cut the body and two of the wings out of yellow construction paper.
- Glue shell onto the bottom half of the body (where the groove is in the template).
- Attach wings on from the back of the body.
- Glue feet onto the shell.
- Add eyes and beak to make the face.
Your cute little chick has hatched! This craft is great because it is so simple. I would love to see your masterpieces! Send me a picture through comments below or you can always find me at [email protected]. Don’t miss out on the thumbprint sheep that is next! Sign up for my weekly newsletter and I’ll deliver to your inbox! See you soon!