My favorite paper crafts for kids involve making something three dimensional. Learning how to cut and bend so things stand up is a valuable skill.
This idea comes from a French website, Zaubette. I simplified some of the shapes, but the brilliant originality must be credited to them. I just love the way they made the open beak/mouth. It’s simple but adds so much personality.
- Cardstock paper, assorted colors, 8.5″ x 11″
- Poster board for templates
- Paper cutter
- Circle punch, 1″
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Stickers, office store variety
- PREP: Make templates out of posterboard. You will need a Cone, Head/Feet and Wing. Pre cut 1/2″ slivers of paper for the legs. Pre cut lots of white circles for eyes.
- Students choose a sheet of card stock for their main body color. They trace a cone and two wings and cut out.
- Students use office supply stickers to make lots of spots on their rooster.
- An adult shapes the cone and staples it in place.
- Students glue on their wings.
- Students make legs from folding strips of paper and gluing feet to the bottom. They are glued to the cone.
- A red comb is made with the Head/Feet template. It is glued to the top.
- Eyes get black centers from a marker and are glued to the face.
- The beak is a tall rectangle shape with a pointy top and bottom. It is cut and folded and glued in place.