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Paper Plate Rooster Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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What’s more fun than turning a boring white paper plate into something colorful and exciting?!

This paper plate rooster craft is another easy farm animal craft for kids that’s exciting for kids to create.

It’s not only great for helping kids explore art, but it also helps them with specific skills like fine motor skills, cutting practice, following directions, and more!

Learn exactly how we made this rooster by watching our quick video tutorial below. Also be sure to download the free printable template so there’s virtually no prep-work!

Fun Rooster Craft

paper plate rooster craft image collage with the words paper plate rooster craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Yellow or brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Rooster template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding paper plate rooster template

Begin by painting a paper plate in a shade of brown or yellow. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving on.

hand painting paper plate yellow

Place the rooster head template on the dry paper plate, trace with the pencil, and cut it out.

hand tracing head template onto paper plate rooster

Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, one on each side.

hand gluing eye onto paper plate rooster

Place the wattle behind the rooster’s beak and glue it in place.

hand gluing beak to wattle of paper plate rooster craft

Take the completed wattle and beak piece and glue it in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.

hand gluing beak onto paper plate rooster

Finish off by gluing the comb to the top of the head.

hand gluing comb onto paper plate rooster

Don’t you love this paper plate rooster?!

hand holding paper plate rooster craft

More Farm Animal Ideas For Kids

Want some ideas outside of crafts for a farm animal theme? One of our first activities we always turn to are books! Check out some of our favorite farm animal books below.

Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!

Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!

The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.

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Interested in more farm animal crafts? We’ve got plenty to last a few weeks! Check out some of our newest ones below:

Paper Bag Horse Craft – This paper bag horse is not only fun to make, but fun to play with once the kids or done creating it!

Llama Headband Craft – No one can get enough of fluffy llamas, right? This llama headband craft can be made from paper or be printed in black and white for kids to color in.

Duck Handprint Craft – Kids love transforming their hands into new things and this duck craft is too cute to pass up!

paper plate rooster craft

Do your kids love sensory play?

Grab this farm animal play dough kit that will keep the kids quietly (or not so quietly) playing for hours! This farm sensory bin is another simple activity that’s great for exploration and imaginative play.

For a fun farm animal gift for kids, check out this personalized wooden farm puzzle. It’s so beautiful!

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For a chance to have your child’s craft 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!

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hand holding paper plate rooster craft

Paper Plate Rooster Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Looking for a fun farm animal craft to make with the kids? This paper plate rooster craft is it!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Yellow or brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Rooster template

Instructions

  1. Download the rooster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by painting a paper plate in a shade of brown or yellow. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the rooster head template on the dry paper plate, trace with the pencil, and cut it out.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, one on each side.
  5. Place the wattle behind the rooster's beak and glue it in place.
  6. Take the completed wattle and beak piece and glue it in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
  7. Finish off by gluing the comb to the top of the head.

Free Rooster Template

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