Making A Paper Plate Robin

This is an effective 3D winter robin that can be created by children over the age of two. Younger children could do this activity but will need allot of help with the assembly.

You will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Brown paint
  • Red paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange card
  • Brown paper
  • Glue
  • String


Paint both sides of the paper plate brown with some red on the front and leave to dry. To make the beak, cut out two triangle from the orange card and make a small fold along one edge of each triangle to make a tab. Glue these tabs onto the front of the paper plate one above the other to form a beak. Next glue two googly eyes above the beak. To make the robins tail fold the brown paper like a concertina until all the paper is used. Fold the concertinaed paper in half and glue the two toughing edges together. Once that has dried glue one of the fans edges onto the back of the paper plate to form a tail. Make a small hole at the top of the paper plate and thread the string through and tie to secure. The robin can then be hung from the ceiling to form part of a winter or Christmas display.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical development

6 thoughts on “Making A Paper Plate Robin

  1. Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of these activities at the moment, but it is something I will be looking into adding to the site.

  2. This sounds a really good idea, the children will be making them tomorrow. I feel they will get lots of fun and confidence from making this project. Looking forward to them showing mums and dads their creations. Thank you for the idea, I must admit a picture would be wonderful, then the older ones could follow the picture and create their own versions.

  3. I feel this site was helpful but i agree with comment 3. I feel the children will benefit from this but it would help a great deal if there was a picture to know if the children were following the instructions properly and to see exactly what the final product should look like.

  4. Thank you so much! i have alot of fun of the activity you’ve shared. God you! and more power!

    Hoping much there will be more activity to come to give me more ideas about arts and craft.

  5. Have just found this site, ideas look good and simple (not tried any yet).

    One comment I would like to make, it would be nice to see a finished activity so the children can see what they are making.

    Jill Parker

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