This paper plate robin craft is fun and easy for toddlers and preschoolers to make with paper plates, tissue paper and paint. Making these robins is a great activity to accompany a preschool study on robins, and it’s just one of our many easy preschool bird crafts.
As you know, we have a Mother Robin that comes to nest on our deck every year, so it’s a perfect opportunity for my toddlers and preschoolers to observe, up-close, the behaviours of robins, and how they look after their babies when they hatch. (Check out this post to see the photos of our baby robins’ growth and development.)
It’s also a good excuse to make a new robin craft every year. Check out the rockin’ robins we made last year. They actually rock back and forth when you give them a tap.
Today’s paper plate robins are just as easy to make, and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Of course, this craft can be modified to suit any type of bird your kids are studying. Just switch up the colours of your paint and tissue paper.
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- 2 paper plates
- paint (grey and brown)
- orange tissue paper
- google eyes
- yellow paper
Making your Robin
How to Make a Paper Plate Robin
- Prepare your paper plates
Paint two paper plates with a mix of brown and grey paint. Set one paper plate aside. We’ll make the robin’s wings from this plate when the paint dries.
- Add the robin’s “feathers”
Cut the orange tissue paper into small pieces and glue those to the whole paper plate to make the robin’s “red breast”.
- Add a face
Cut a yellow diamond from a piece of paper. Fold it in half to form the robin’s beak and glue it to the paper plate. Add a couple of googly eyes just above the robin’s beak.
- Add the wings.
Take the paper plate that you set aside earlier, and cut it in half to form the robin’s wings. Staple one to each side of the round plate.
And that’s all there is to making our adorable paper plate robin craft.
Click here to learn more about baby robins, and to see the photos of our robin babies’ growth and development.
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