Create A Lovely Paper Plate Flamingo

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Create A Lovely Paper Plate Flamingo

Introduction:

Learn how to make a lovely paper plate flamingo! There are so many ways to make birds from paper plates. One of them is turning a plate into a beautiful flamingo. Using a plate, a pipe cleaner, and some coloring materials, you and the kids can make an exquisite craft that is also a  lovely decor. Now let’s start crafting!

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Tools

  • Black Marke
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Pink Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Orange Pipe Cleaner
  • Pink paint or red and white paint
  • Googly eye
  • Tape
How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Materials
Step 1

Create the neck of the paper plate flamingo

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 1

Grab a paper plate and cut it in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 2

Set aside the other half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 3

Cut along the dashed line as illustrated above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 4

Once cut, it should look like the sample image above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 5

Position the cutouts like the image above and then cut horizontally the bottom part.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 6

Once cut, the half-moon cutout should look like the sample image above. Now cut again on the top part.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 7

Set aside the middle part and position the cutout like the sample image above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 8

Rotate the bottom triangle 90 degrees clockwise.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 9

Glue them together. See next step for guide.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 10

Cut off the excess strip and the head of the flamingo is done!

Step 2

Color the neck of the paper plate flamingo

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 11

Color the tip of the bottom triangle with black. Use black marker or paint. See next step for guide.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 12

Do not fully shade the beak with black.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 13

Color the neck and head pink by mixing red and white. See next step for guide.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 14

The neck and head of the paper plate flamingo should look like this.

It is not necessary to paint the bottom half of the neck because it will be glued to the body.

Step 3

Paint the body of the flamingo

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 15

The body of the flamingo will be the other half of the paper plate. Color that half paper plate with the same color as the neck part.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 16

Once finished, set it aside to dry.

Step 4

Assemble the head and body

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 17

Paste the neck and head area at the back of the paper plate body.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 18

Once assembled and glued together, it should look like this!

Step 5

Attach an eye on the paper plate bird

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 19

Grab a googly eye and stick it at the top part of the head.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 20

The flamingo should now look like this!

If you don’t have a googly eye, you may use a marker to draw an eye instead.

Step 6

For the flamingo’s leg

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 21

Get a pipe cleaner and bend it in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 22

Bend the left side again in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 23

Mold the pipe cleaner like the sample image above. It should look like a number 4.

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Flip it over and then stick the pipe cleaner at the back using some tape.

Step 7

Make a wing cutout for the paper plate flamingo.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 25

Draw a heart shape on a piece of pink paper. The easiest way to draw a wing is to make a heart shape.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 26

Cut out the heart shape.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 27

Once cut, grab the flamingo and some glue.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Step 28

Stick the heart into the center like a wing.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flamingo - Finish

The paper plate flamingo is now finished!

Lovely, isn’t it?

The heart gives such nice touch!

This would also make a wonderful valentine activity for the kids!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Sexy! ahahh

  2. Looks good in my pink room

  3. I think it’s good considering how easy it was to mak

  4. I made two of these. I made them both face forward so they’d kinda form a heart <3 when placed together

    • Nice idea!!!

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