This week, Creation Day 5 revolves around the bird and the fish. I had a ton of fun putting this craft together. It may be my favorite in the group so far! It is still an economical paper plate craft, but the extra media elements make it seem so fun! The account of the fifth day of creation can be found in Genesis 1:20-23.
You probably already have most of the items to make this craft.
- Uncoated paper plate
- Paint for fish- crayons or colored pencils may also be used in place of paint
- Paint for bird- crayons or colored pencils may also be used in place of paint
- Sticky eyes or wiggle eyes
- Black marker
- 2″ piece of ribbon
- Orange card stock triangles- one small for beak and one large for fin
- Optional: hole punch, ribbon/string for hanging
Cut the paper plate in half.
Paint the two plate halves a different color. Let them dry completely.
Use the other craft materials to make the paper plate pieces look like a fish and a bird. For the bird, glue the wiggle eye and the small beak triangle to the plate. Then glue a small feather to the front of the plate as a wing, and a larger feather to the back as a tail.
For the fish, glue a wiggle eye. Glue a large triangle on the back. Using a black marker, draw a mouth and gills on the fish.
Turn both pieces so that the back side is facing up. Glue the 2″ piece of ribbon on the back so that it connects the bird and the fish.
If desired, punch a hole at the top of the bird. String a ribbon through for hanging the craft.
Here is a Day 5 printable that you can print out, cut, and glue to the back of the craft.
Feel free to create the craft in your child’s favorite colors. So many options with this one?!?!
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