for ages 4 and up with Adult Participation & Supervision
During a recent tour at school, I noticed the Art Teacher had made some bird's nests and we decided to give it a try at home.
One of our favorite springtime events, is welcoming the birds back to our yard. We keep a guide near the back window, so we check out any new birds we might spot. One sure sign of spring to me is robins and robin's eggs. During a recent tour at school, I noticed the Art Teacher had made some bird's nests and we decided to give it a try at home.
1.5 days: clay needs to dry overnight
Form the clay into egg shapes, allow to dry overnight until hardened
|They're Almost Eggs Now!|
Fold down the bag until it looks like a bird's nest
|Making a Nest from a Paper Bag|
You can paint the bag to make it look more nest-like
Once the eggs are dried, paint them blue like a Robin's egg. (You can speckle them or paint them any color you'd like)
|Deluxe Poster Paint Set by Melissa & Doug|
Paint a sheet of paper with brown paint, after the sheet dries, cut or rip it into strips to put into the nest or use strips of brown bag paper.
When you are done - you will have an adorable bird's nest to enjoy.
This is a fairly easy craft - perfect for ages 4 and up. Remember that you have to allow time for drying, so we did it in steps and then put it all together at the end.