Paper Plate Swan Craft

If your kids love the classic Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, this swan craft is the perfect activity for them!Paper Plate Swan Craft - to go with the book The Ugly Ducking

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I was absolutely delighted to receive a gorgeous book from Parragon Books called The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. It is a beautifully bound book that would be the perfect Christmas gift for any young child.

The stories included are The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Fir Tree, The Snow Queen, The Nightingale, The Princess and the Pea, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Wild Swans, Thumbelina and The Swineherd. Some of these stories were old favourites – and some were completely new to me! I particularly love The Ugly Duckling so after I had read the story to my son we made a swan craft to go with the book.

To make this craft we used:

  • White paper plate (use two glued together if they are thin)
  • White feathers
  • Glue
  • White card
  • Scissors
  • Orange and black marker pens
  • Googly eyes

Fold the paper plate in half and invite your child to glue on the feathers to both sides.Paper Plate Swan Craft

On a small piece of white card, cut out a head and neck shape, and add face details with the pens and googly eyes.Paper Plate Swan Craft - to go with the book The Ugly Ducking


Once the glue has dried, cut a slit in one end of the crease of the paper plate, and slot the head and neck piece in. Secure with tape if necessary.

Paper Plate Swan Craft - to go with the book The Ugly Ducking

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