Friday, May 25, 2012

Crafty Blogger: Robin's Egg and Nest Craft for Kids

by Hillary from HacScrap.com
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.

Robin's Egg Nest Kids Craft from Gummylump


Supplies:




Time Needed: 
1.5 days: clay needs to dry overnight


Prep Instructions:


Form the clay into egg shapes, allow to dry overnight until hardened


They're Almost Eggs Now!


Instructions:

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

Robin's Egg Nest Kids Craft from Gummylump


Optional:


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.



Hillary is a crafty, social mamma of two boys turning 20 years of business experience and a love for technology and all things social, into an online content creation and social media consulting business.  She started her blog, my scraps, in 2005 as an extension of her scrapbook hobby.  Today it’s a dynamic place where all the scraps of her life come together – ideas, opinions and memories – on a range of topics that affect her as a woman, wife and mother.

3 comments:

Nichol said...

This is such a cute craft!!

Shannon said...

I love this idea! My kids would love this.

~Rachée said...

So cute! I love this craft, simple and adorable. Totes using this at the library!

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