Ok, onto today's craft. Amidst all this excitement I wanted to share this super easy paper plate Toucan Craft that Chuck and I did at home one afternoon. I know, I know, there are some awesome Toucan crafts out there (like this adorable one from I Heart Crafty Things.) But I was just so pleased by this craft because we made the bird out of 1 paper plate. Yup. That's it. So easy and simple, right?
Paper Plate Toucan Craft
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I love easy and fun crafts. This one was inspired by our repeated reading of this book. (Actually, if you're going to check that book out, you might as well check out the the whole series. We love that cat.)
Ok. Here's how we made our toucan!
- Paper Plate (1!)
- Paint Brushes
Let's Make a Paper Plate Toucan!
2. Cut it out.
3. Cover your work area and paint!
(While we were painting, something kind sad happened....
Chuck and I painted our birds side by side. I was so proud of him for using his eyes to look at the bird photo and trying his best to paint matching colors on his bird. But then sometime kinda upsetting happened. When he was done, he looked at both our birds and said that he didn't like his as much as he liked mine.
I felt bad about that and told him that I had more years of painting experience than he had. Plus, I painted my entire bird in. In the future, I might not paint side by side next to him anymore.... I don't want him to feel bad about his artwork.... but then again, I like painting with him. I don't know. What are your thoughts? Have you faced this with your kids?)
Ok. So I still think it's super cool that it fits together like a paper plate!
And here are both of our finished birds. I love how Chuck noticed all of those colors on the beak.
4. Tape on the tail! Then, enjoy your bird!
Ok. That's it. I'm off to wake Chuck up from his nap. If you want to see other super easy paper plate crafts, click on the links below:
And you can always find other fun ideas on my Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts!
See you next week! Remember, come back for the giveaway!!!!