Kids Craft: Paper Plate Flamingos
For about four weeks now we've been admiring our lovely flock of flamingos and yes, I'm just NOW getting around to sharing how we made them.
- ColorBox® PetalPoint® in Kiss
- paper plates
- orange tissue paper
- googly eyes
- scissors and glue
The first step is to cut your paper plate into a flamingo.
Next, it's time to go pink. Instead of using paint, this time we decided to try Clearsnap® inks instead. For the past month I've been on their guest design team, sharing projects on their blog, like these Pocket Swaps and these Paper Gift Envelopes.
It was super easy to use the petal points to color our flamingos and then use paper towels to blend. You'll see when you scroll to the bottom of this post, one of the colors is so vibrant it looks as if it's glowing.
After adding a little black beak we moved on to creating the flamingo's long legs using tissue paper. Simply accordion fold it and then cut it into one inch sections.
Finally, use whatever glue you prefer to put your flamingo together! Start off by attaching the neck, to create a bit of variety glue them on at various angles. Then glue on the head, googly eyes, and finally your legs.
Aren't they cute? I think this one is my favorite!
For more paper plate crafting be sure to check out our Lion Mask and Monkey Noise Makers.