Here’s a quick and easy springtime craft to make with your children – an adorable baby birds’ nest. It’s so cute, you’ll actually want to hang it on your refrigerator and keep it for eternity.
Even though it’s still cold outside here, my mind and heart feel like it’s spring. How about you? I love springtime flowers, blooming trees, grass turning green (okay, maybe they’re weeds in my yard), and robins and bunnies hopping around our yard. Inspired by all these things and other ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest, I came up with this simple birds nest craft. It was also featured in the April issue of South Jersey MOM Magazine; so if you’re a local South Jersey mom, make sure to pick up the free magazine and check it out!
You’ll need the following supplies for this craft:
- 3 large pompoms
- Orange crayon, colored pencil, or marker
- Natural gift packaging crinkle shredded filler
- Paper plate
- Brown crayon or colored pencil
- 12” x 12” sheet of paper
To begin, cut a paper plate in half. Color one half with a brown crayon or colored pencil. Then glue the paper plate half to the sheet of paper. Next glue the crinkle shredded filler to the paper plate. (I found the natural or brown-colored crinkle shredded filler at Michael’s craft store, but you can also find it on Amazon.) Arrange the pompoms on the top of the paper plate “nest” and glue them in place. To finish the project, draw orange triangles above each pompom for the birds’ “beaks”.
Tweet, tweet! How cute is this craft? If you want to take it to the next level, go ahead and add wiggle eyes to the bird pom poms or draw little wings peaking out from the nest for each of the birds.