If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed over the years that I LOVE spring art projects!
Last year, all the students at my school performed a spring concert near the end of the year, and we needed some decorations! I left it a little bit last minute, so I needed to come up with something quick and easy… and I wanted something that would use up some of the odds and ends left from other projects and activities.
So, we made these adorable spring birds using paper plates!
(Side note – these would work well for just about any season – just use fall colours in the fall (or black for crows!) and red in the winter for cardinals.)
Here’s how to make them:
– paper plates
– liquid paint
– a hair dryer
– googly eyes
– construction paper
– any other sequins or decorations that you like!
1. Paint! – Each student chose a springy colour, and I squirted the paint directly onto the plates. They spread it out to cover the whole thing using a paint brush. Easy!
2. Dry – some of them painted thicker than others, and required a hair dryer to make this a one-day activity. If you have time to let them dry overnight, you could skip the hair dryer!
3. Cut & choose – students can use scraps of construction paper to cut out a beak and strips for a tail, and choose 6-8 feathers (I got mine from the dollar store).
4. Fold & glue (or staple!) – fold the plates in half, and decorate the birds using feathers, googly eyes, and the cut paper. We used hot glue because we were out of white glue, but I think white glue would work, too. You could also staple the feathers down to make sure they stay.
There you have it – simple and cute! And perfect for spring :)
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