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Eagle Paper Plate Craft For Kids

The Fourth of July is a fun holiday for kids to look forward to! They are excited to see fireworks, parades, and have a cookout with friends and family!

While they wait for all the fun to start, give them a cool craft to do! This eagle paper plate craft is a great way for kids to learn more about birds or any patriotic holiday.

Gather up your supplies and get ready to celebrate with the kids by doing this fun project. 
See what other cool things you can make out of paper plates by checking out all our paper plate crafts for kids.

Bald Eagle Patriotic Craft

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This craft comes together easily and is made out of an everyday item in your home! Kids will love to see a plain paper plate turn into a majestic eagle.

Not only is this craft a fun way to celebrate America’s birthday, but it’s also a great time for kids to work on important skills.

Kids will use their creativity and artistic skills to paint their plate and their scissor and fine motor skills with our free template to complete this awesome eagle craft.

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Eagle template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)

Directions

Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

printed eagle paper plate template

Paint the paper plate with 1-2 thin coats of brown paint and let dry completely. Once dry, cut it in half. You will have 2 eagle bodies per 1 painted plate.

hand painting paper plate with brown paint

Begin by gluing the beak to the left side of the eagle’s head.

hands gluing beak to eagle

Next, take the eye and glue it just below and to the left of the eyebrow.

hands gluing eye to head of eagle

Position the cut in half paper plate at an angle with the flat part facing up and right. Glue the wing to the flat part of the paper plate.

hands gluing wings to painted brown paper plate

Place the completed head on the top of the eagle’s body and glue it in place.

hands gluing head to body of eagle

Take the tail feathers and glue them to the back and bottom of the eagle’s body.

hands gluing tail feathers to eagle

Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the eagle’s body, to the left of the tail feathers.

hands gluing eagle talons to body

If you need some more patriotic crafts, check out our 4th of July ideas.

single example of finished eagle paper plate craft

Patriotic Ideas For Kids

Continue the celebration with some more patriotic crafts and activities that are kid friendly! They’re a great way for kids to learn about why we celebrate the 4th of July or any of our patriotic holidays like Memorial Day or Veterans Day.

Check out some of our favorites below for kids to show their patriotism!

Patriotic Books For Kids

There are countless reasons why reading books to your kids is a fantastic idea. It helps your child’s brain development and improves their language skills by exposing them to new words and concepts.

It can also foster a love of learning and creativity by introducing your child to new worlds and ideas.

Reading together can also be a calming and soothing activity that can help your child relax and develop better sleep habits.

The Before The Fourth Of July – If your kids are fans of The Night Before Christmas, they’ll love this patriotic version that follows a family’s day through Independence Day!

What Does it Mean To Be American? – This book is a wonderful look into the characteristics that make an American citizen. It’s an easy read for young kids are will get their minds thinking.

My Fourth of July – Kids will love this story that details all the classic activities Americans do on the Fourth of July! It’s sure to bring back the nostalgia of being a kid on Independence Day.

two examples of finished eagle paper plate craft

Patriotic Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a fun and beneficial activity for kids! Creating crafts is a great way for kids to strengthen their fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, problem-solving, and much more. Kids are able to get creative and show off their artistic side which aids in building self-esteem.

They’re so proud of their creations and are excited to display their works of art! Try some fun crafts today with the kids!

Popsicle Stick Statue of Liberty Craft – Keep kids occupied and engaged in the upcoming holiday with a DIY Lady Liberty! She’s so fun to make and easy, too! Grab the free template and a few supplies to get to crafting.

Handprint Bald Eagle Craft for Kids – Get ready to soar into some patriotic fun with this cute and easy paper craft! Kids will love learning about this amazing bird and what it represents in our country!

Fourth of July crafts for kids image collage

Handprint Uncle Sam Craft – Uncle Sam says, “I want you to make this craft!” Kids will have fun showing their patriotism with this cute personalized craft. It’s another creative way for kids to use their handprints to create something fun!

Handprint Statue of Liberty – Celebrate America’s birthday with this super cute keepsake craft! Kids will have a blast creating their own Statue of Liberty out of paper and their own handprints! Gather up a few supplies and our free template and you’ll be ready to craft!

Patriotic Activities For Kids

Kids can show their patriotism with some patriotic color by number printables. This simple no-prep activity is a fun way to keep kids occupied and engaged during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

They’ll also work on number recognition and fine motor skills as they color in each numbered space.

Combine learning and fun with our 4th of July I Spy printables. From hotdogs to fireworks, there are all sorts of fun things to find on these pages.

Kids will be able to work on their observation and critical thinking skills as they search for hidden objects. There are easy and hard versions to choose from depending on your child’s skill level.

hand holding eagle paper plate craft with another example in background

Use these Fourth of July worksheets as a fun way for kids to work on handwriting, letter recognition, and pattern recognition. Inside these three free worksheets, you’ll find a page for kids to practice writing and recognizing the letter F for fireworks.

On the letter maze page, kids will find all the Ffs for Flag, and complete the festive patterns on the patriotic pattern page.

For a little fun for a patriotic holiday, break out these Independence Day pom pom mats! These cute printables are an entertaining way for kids to get some fine motor practice while also working on hand-eye coordination as they place each pom pom in the correct pattern.

two examples of eagle paper plate craft

Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

single example of finished eagle paper plate craft

Eagle Paper Plate Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This eagle paper plate craft is a great way for kids to learn more about birds or any patriotic holiday.

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Eagle template

Instructions

  1. Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint the paper plate with 1-2 thin coats of brown paint and let dry completely. Once dry, cut it in half. You will have 2 eagle bodies per 1 painted plate. hand painting paper plate with brown paint
  3. Begin by gluing the beak to the left side of the eagle's head.
  4. Next, take the eye and glue it just below and to the left of the eyebrow. hands gluing eye to head of eagle
  5. Position the cut in half paper plate at an angle with the flat part facing up and right. Glue the wing to the flat part of the paper plate.
  6. Place the completed head on the top of the eagle's body and glue it in place. hands gluing head to body of eagle
  7. Take the tail feathers and glue them to the back and bottom of the eagle's body.
  8. Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the eagle's body, to the left of the tail feathers. hands gluing eagle talons to body

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Eagle Paper Plate Craft Template

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Melissa

Sunday 25th of June 2023

very cute

Amy Johnson

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

What a great craft! I can't wait to make these with my grandchildren!

Sam

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

Thanks! I hope they have fun!

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