Monday, March 26, 2012

Kid Crafts

Look what I found when searching the web for 'Spring Crafts'...  Such a cute craft for those little hands! I can't wait to try this with all my grandbabies!!~

Paper plate crafts
Enchanted Learning Software's
Duck Paper Plate Craft
More Kinder Crafts This easy-to-make duck is a cute craft that is made from a single paper plate and construction paper.

More animal crafts
Supplies needed:
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • A pencil
  • Yellow and orange construction paper or oak tag
  • Crayons, paint or markers
  • Googly eyes (optional)
Trace your hands on yellow construction paper, then cut the hands out. If you don't have yellow construction paper, use stiff white paper, then paint it yellow (or use markers).
Fold a paper plate in half. Paint it yellow and let it dry
Staple the hands near the fold on one end - these will be the tail feathers.
Using yellow construction paper or oaktag, cut out a circle (about 3 inches across or a little bigger) -- this will be the duck's head. Using orange construction paper or oaktag, cut out an elongated oval with one end cut off -- this will be the duck's bill. Fold the end of the beak over, making a small tab (this is where you will put the glue).
Glue the bill onto the circle (put the glue on the small tab that will be folded under the bill). Draw eyes above the bill (or glue on small googly eyes). Staple the head to the paper plate (near the fold line, opposite the tail feathers).
Using orange construction paper or oak-tag, cut out the duck's feet - they should be connected by a short strip of paper. To draw each foot, start with an oval, then draw a zigzag on one end. Fold the paper where the feet meet the strip of paper.
Staple each foot to the bottom of one side of the paper plate, right inside the fold line of the foot. You now have a cute duckie that will stand up.
For a duck theme page, click here.