Valentines craft for kids – little love birds

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Adorable Valentines craft for kids with these little love bird paper plates

This is such an adorable Valentines craft for kids. Transform paper plates into little love birds with this quick and easy craft. You could make a whole flock of paper plate love birds and turn them into pretty bunting. It makes for a great way to involve kids in Valentines day. They can present their little love birds to mummy or daddy or a relative as a treasured gift. Or they can just keep them in their rooms as Valentines decorations.

Summary

Time: 15 mins
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Adorable Valentines craft for kids with these little love bird paper plates
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You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Card
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

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Adorable Valentines craft for kids with these little love bird paper plates
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Step 1: Cut your paper plates in half and paint

Cut your paper plate in half.

Paint the halves of the plates.

We chose red and pink paints but you can pick whatever colour you like.

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Adorable Valentines craft for kids with these little love bird paper plates
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Step 2: Jazz your birds up with patterns

Once your base coat of paint is dry then add patterns to make your birds look more funky.

We painted little hearts all over ours.

You could paint dots, zig zags or whatever you like.

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Adorable Valentines craft for kids with these little love bird paper plates
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Step 3: Cut the wings, beak and feet from card

Cut a small heart for your bird’s tail from card, a larger and thinner heart for the wing, a little yellow triangle for the beak and legs from yellow card too.

Find a googly eye for your bird.

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Adorable Valentines craft for kids with these little love bird paper plates
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Step 4: Glue the details in place

Glue on the tail, wing, eye, beak and feet to complete your paper plate love bird.

Why not make a whole flock of feathered friends in different colours?

 

Adorable Valentines craft for kids with these little love bird paper plates