If you're looking for easy Valentine craft ideas for preschoolers, kindergartners, and older kids this tutorial is for you! These love bird paper plate crafts for kids are easy to create and require just a few basic craft items, so they are perfect for your toddler or preschooler. Parents can also use Valentine's Day crafts as an opportunity to talk to their kids about the importance of compassion, love, and friendship.
What you need to make paper plate love bird crafts for kids
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- Paper plate
- Craft glue
- Pink and red craft paint
- Red and pink buttons
- Crafting pom poms
- Construction paper
- Orange pipe cleaner
- Googly eyes
- Various sponge brushes with different shapes (optional)
Note: One paper plate is all you need to make two of these adorable birds and the colors listed in the supplies list are only suggestions. So feel free to let your child get creative and chose their own colors to make their love birds.
How to make love bird paper plate crafts for kids
Step 1 - Gather supplies
Make sure you have all of your supplies ready before starting this paper plate craft, that's especially important if you are making these easy valentine craft for preschoolers.
Step 2 - Cut and paint paper
Cut your paper plate in half and paint it with a sponge brush.
You can make patterns with sponge brushes shaped like hearts, stars, or dots or you could also draw your design freehand if you prefer.
Remember, these are just suggestions; your toddler or preschooler may have better ideas for these paper plate crafts!
Step 3 - Add the beak and legs
Cut a pipe cleaner in half, then bend the two halves together to form an upside-down "V." Next, glue them to the back of your plate to make the legs for your love birds.
Cut 2" pieces of pipe cleaner, then bend them in half, and glue them to the top of the plate to make the bird's beak.
Step 4 - Cut out wings
Cut little heart shapes from felt or colored paper to create the wings for your love bird and then glue the hearts sideways on the paper plates to make them look like wings.
Step 5 - Add eyes and decorate your paper plate crafts for kids
Then you'll add some googly eyes to your love bird.
Although these love birds appear perched sideways by adding just one eye, younger children prefer giving their birds two eyes.
Voila! There you have the perfect Valentine's Day craft for kids! We hope you had a great time making these incredibly easy and colorful paper plate love birds. We know these paper plate love birds will also be a hit with your toddlers and preschoolers this Valentine's Day.
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