Our free craft activities for kids will help you turn a paper plate into fantastic animal masks.
Homeschool animal crafts are a sure fire winner - just have a look at my daughter Catherine hiding behind her bird animal mask.
All you need is a paper plate and you've got the start of a great homeschool free kids crafts activity.
It's amazing how an animal mask can be so easy to make yet look so good.
The things you need to have to hand are:
You attach the plate to your child's head by making a small hole at either side of the plate and tying on thin elastic.
The elastic holds the animal mask firmly in place, but a couple of pieces of string tied together behind your child's head works too.
Cut eye holes in the plate lined up with your child's head.
This is a fun kids crafts activity that relies on being able to see - so check your child can look out properly!
Now you have your homeschool mask, you can start on the fun part - decorating it.
Luckily this is a free crafts for kids activity which you can adapt whatever the age of your child.
A toddler could just scribble a few pretty marks on the plate for feathers and a beak.
They could use paint.
Or maybe your bird comes from Paradise and a sprinkle of glitter might add some gloss to the feathers?
You'll see lots more ideas for homeschooling kids art projects.
And of course using your hands to make art is another fun and simple way to get a bird shape.
To make the bird mask Catherine is modeling, you need red and blue tissue paper.
Make a feather template and then cut out lots of them.
A bit of help from a parent often comes in with
homeschool craft activities for kids, so you could help with the boring
bits like cutting out the feathers and let your kids get on with
sticking them down!
The beak is made from a triangle of yellow card folded in half.
We've used another yellow triangle of card above - I don't know why, but it looks fun and card is almost free - so why not?
Our homeschool bird animal mask eyes are also yellow circles of card.
You could also try making this fun and easy collage in our homeschool bird crafts collage.
Here are more ideas for how to make a homeschooling animal mask:
Homeschooling craft activities for kids certainly turned my son William into a fantastic bird!
My homeschool crafts often use paper and card as their basic ingredients; it's amazing what you can achieve with such simple materials.
Homeschooling paper masks is something you could try for fun kids craft activities at a children's party. Nicole has lots more suggestions for kids craft party themes. She shows you lots of fun party activities, from T-shirt painting to making anklets and jewelry.
Free craft activities for kids are a great way to have fun together.