Macaw Paper Plate Rainforest Craft
A-rawwwk! What’s not to love about macaws? These big, brightly colored parrots live in the rainforests of Central America and South America. Strong, quick, and very smart, they crush nuts with their powerful beaks, take playful baths, and sometimes use objects as tools. Their telltale colors also make them great subjects for a fun, vibrant rainforest craft for kids!
4 white paper plates
Paint (red, yellow, and blue)
Step one: Cut a paper plate in half. Draw a beak on one half and color it in.
Step two: Paint both halves of the paper plate red except for the beak.
Step three: Make red, yellow, and blue handprints on a second and third plate. Cut the handprints out to make the wings.
Step four: Cut out one quarter of another paper plate and paint it to make the tail feathers. Paint to match the colors of the wings.
Step five: Draw an eye on another piece of paper plate, then cut it out.
Step six: Glue all the pieces together.