Paper Plate Animals - Pinterest in Real Life

Pinterest in Real Life -  Pinterest projects don’t always go as planned.  Often the end result doesn’t look like the perfect pictures you see, but it’s not about how it looks.  The important thing is that you’re exposing your kids to new shared experiences.  It doesn’t have to be Pinterest perfect to be fun or playful.  

I saw these paper plate animals and these paper plate chicks on Pinterest, aren't they so cute? I showed them to my daughter these and she immediately wanted to make a pig and some chicks. We haven't used paint in a really long time, so I didn't remember how low we were. Eek! We finished off all the yellow and pink we had left in the house. I guess it's time to go shopping for more supplies!!

This project took a couple of days. On the first day, we painted and then had to let things dry. My son liked painting the plates - he made a ghost cow. Then he moved on to painting an elephant giraffe on paper.

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Two days later, my daughter and I pulled out the dry paper plates and worked on adding things to make our pig and chicks complete. My daughter cut out a nose and painted features on her pig.  She drew features on one chick and started to work on the second one. She glued cotton balls together, and cut out feet. Then, for some reason, she decided she was done with the project. So here it is!!

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