Paper Plate Emu

  • large brown pom-pom or styrophone ball (approx 4cm diameter)
  • black construction paper
  • wiggly eyes
  • black pipe cleaners
  • small paper plates
  • brown paper bags
  • glue, tape and stapler


  • Cut a elongated diamond out of black paper and fold in half for emu's beak.  Attach to brown pom-pom (or styrophone ball coloured black with felt pen or paint).
  • Glue on wiggly eyes and attach one black pipe cleaner for neck.  Set aside to dry.
  • Cut a small paper plate in half - we used wave scissors to add character to our emu!  Tear brown bag into smallish pieces for feathers and glue to the bottom of each half of the plate.
  • Use one pipe cleaner for each leg, bending to form a foot, and attach one to each half of the plate in the middle of the long, wave edge.
  • Attach neck and head to one half of the plate just above one end of the long edge.
  • Staple both sides of the plate together at rounded edges.  Attach string to hang emu if desired.

For more information about emus, check out MSSS Animal Tale - Daddy Emu!


for tiny ones!

Bible Lessons

Old Testament

New Testament


Devotion and Stories

Bible Stories in Rhyme

Topical Index to Object Lessons

Current SS Lessons





Bible Activities

Craft Ideas


Memory Verse Activities


Drama and Music

Travel Activities

Sticker Activities

Teacher Resources

Teaching Tips and Resources

Mission Spotlight

About MSSS Crafts

Our History


Mission Statement

Contact MSSS Crafts

Other Stuff


Printing and Other Help

Support MSSS Crafts

Submit a Link

Translate this Site

Back Home Again!

MSSS - Crafts and Resources for Bible Stories

copyright 2001-2009

All rights reserved