How to Make a Paper Plate Swan
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How to Make a Paper Plate Swan

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Create this beautiful swan using just a paper plate a few feathers and some imagination! Follow our guide and get creative with craft essentials you may have at home. It’s the perfect kids’ craft idea to inspire the imaginations of your little ones.

Project and instructions by Emily Dawe.

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How to make

Step 1

Turn your paper plate upside down, then draw a line with pencil roughly about halfway down the plate - this will make the body of your swan.

Step 2

Before you reach the lip of the plate, continue drawing upwards, following the edge of the lip - this will be the long, curved neck of your swan. When you are about 5cm from where you first started, draw a curved line to the very edge of the plate - this will be the swan’s head.

Step 3

Using scissors, carefully cut along the lines you just drew. Cut off chunks at a time if it’s easier, or get an adult to help.

To make the beak, draw a small triangle onto some pink paper, then cut out. Apply a line of glue along one edge, then stick it to the underside of the swan’s head. Press down for a few seconds to make sure it’s adhered.

Step 4

Use a hole punch to punch out a circle from black paper to make an eye. Glue the back, then position the eye on the swan’s face.

Step 5

On the back of a piece of glittered card, draw a simple crown shape. Cut out, then stick to the top of the swan’s head.

Apply some glue to the swan’s body, then place on a feather. Glue on as many feathers as you like. We added two pink feathers on top of the white feathers.

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