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Craft stick, pompoms, other decorative materials Safety Tips Watch out for this sign. It means adult help is needed for the particular step. What do you need to decorate the paper plate with to make it more look like the animal you have in mind? Make the ears and other special parts The next step involves cutting out head parts that need to be painted the same color as the head.
For most animals, this will involve cutting out a pair of ears out of construction paper or cardboard. Some animals, like the elephant, will need additional parts, like its long trunk.
Allow the glue to dry. If your animal has other parts that need to be glued on, flip the paper plate over so that the bottom side is facing up, before gluing on the trunk or other head parts.
Paint the animal Remember to position the paper plate bottom side up with the ears glued at the back. Paint the animal with any water-based paint. Paint on some spots or stripes if your animal has these patterns. You can finger paint or use a paint brush.
If you want to try something new, you can make your own potato stamps or fruit and vegetable stamps to make the animal patterns. Add eyes When the paint has dried, you can add the remaining facial features.
To make the eyes, you can glue on wiggle eyes, buttons or paper cut-outs. Make the nose and mouth For a lot of animals, you can simply draw or paint on the nose and mouth.
Examples are shown below that include a leopard, tiger and lion. Some animals like this giraffe, have snouts. You can use crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils or markers for drawing.
Glue the snout onto to the paper plate head. You can do this with long-faced animals such as giraffes, horses, cows or goats. Additional details You can add additional details if you like.
This giraffe needs a pair of horns and I made them by cutting a craft stick in half and gluing them at the back of the paper plate. The craft sticks can be colored or painted before gluing on circles out of construction paper at the tips of the horns.
This giraffe illustrates the basic steps for making paper plate animals. More ideas for making these animals are presented in the section below.
More Ideas Paper Plate Tiger and Leopard Children will surely enjoy exploring and painting the different patterns and colors that animals have.
This craft can also be used to learn about the similarities and differences of animals belonging to the same family or classification. Paper Plate Lion The important detail for making a lion is its mane. Cut out strips of brown construction paper or crepe paper and glue these around the back edge of the paper plate.Find great deals on eBay for farm paper plates.
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