This paper plate Robin is the perfect craft to celebrate the start of a new season. The American Robin is a migratory songbird. Basically, what that means to me is that when we start to see robins here in Pennsylvania, Spring is here. And that is good news because, frankly, by that point we all completely done with the snow and cold and ready for some warmer weather.
This robin craft is part of our ‘Backyard Bird Crafts’ ebook, which includes 13 paper plate birds to create, including a hummingbird, sparrow, blue jay, woodpecker and more! They are the perfect Spring crafts (or really any time of year!)
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- 2 Medium pompoms
- Brown and orange craft paint
- Brown construction paper
- Scraps of yellow construction paper
- Glue stick
- Googly eye (self-adhesive is best)
- Robin craft template (found in the Backyard Bird Crafts ebook)
- Optional: scrap of tan paper and mini googly eye
The best part about this craft is that you already have everything you need, no prep needed…that is, if you have used our master list of craft supplies to fill your bag. Did you know that we use the same master list to create all of our amazing kids’ crafts? And we do this so that you are ready to craft with your kids whenever the opportunity arises…a rainy day, stuck inside, just want to get away from all of those screens, looking for an opportunity to spend quality time together…whatever! You will be ready without giving it a second thought because you already prepped ahead.
Step 1: Prep the Plate
- Take the 9-inch paper plate and cut it right down the middle. You will only need to use one side per robin. This will be the body of your robin bird.
Step 2: Paint the Robin Craft
- Spread some newspaper over your crafting space so that you do not make a mess.
- Place the half paper plate face down on the newspaper and squeeze out a bit of orange paint.
- Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
- Then use your paint brush to paint and orange half circle on the curved side of the half paper plate. This will be the belly of your American robin bird.
- Now squeeze out a little brown paint and paint over the rest of the half paper plate.
*Set it aside to dry while you move on to step 3
Step 3: Use the Robin Craft Template
- Print the robin craft template and cut out the pieces. *If you do not have access to a printer simply look at the template and do your best to draw the parts to be cut out.
- Trace the head, wing and tail onto the brown construction paper and cut it out.
- Do the same for the beak and feet on the scraps of yellow construction paper.
Step 4: Glue the Paper Plate Robin Craft Together
- Take all of the pieces that you have cut out and glue them onto the body of your paper plate robin as pictured. Use the glue stick and press firmly so that it sticks well.
Step 5: Add Some Details
- Now that your robin bird craft is all together, let’s add some details. Use your markers to give it some feathers and whatever else you want.
- Finally, stick on the googly eye.
*We also gave the robin a wiggly worm to hold in his mouth. You can do the same by just cutting a noodle shape from a scrap of tan paper, draw on some details and give it a tiny googly eye. Though maybe yours would prefer to hold a heart or a flower.
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There are so many reasons to love Spring, and the great Spring crafts are on my list. This paper plate robin is so much fun to make. And just because there is a template and my robin looks a certain way, feel free to put your own personality into this paper plate craft. Maybe you want to give your American Robin a hat or a bow tie or make him purple…this is your craft, and you should make him any way that you want.