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Children of all ages will enjoy making this adorable baby birds nest craft! It’s a great addition to your spring lessons or your bird unit study.
Do you need a fun activity for your spring homeschool preschool lessons? If so, I’ve got just what you’re looking for. Gather some leftover plastic Easter eggs and a handful of household craft supplies, and your preschoolers will be ready for this crafting session.
Make a Birds Nest Craft
Whether you’re looking for a new spring craft or you’re studying birds with your preschoolers, this birds nest craft is perfect for little learners.
What You’ll Need
- 2 brown paper lunch bags
- shredded brown paper
- 4 plastic Easter eggs
- construction paper – orange, black, and blue
- black Sharpie marker
- glue stick
- optional: 8 googly eyes
What You’ll Do
Cut the top of each paper bag off to shorten it. This will make folding it easier for the next step.
Open each bag, and scrunch the edges down. Now you have the outer portion of a birds’ nest.
Fill each of the nests with brown shredded paper. You could make a colorful nest with colored shredded paper if that’s what your preschoolers would prefer. You totally use recycled colored printer paper.
Now, let’s assemble some baby birds for our nests. Cut out four blue wings and four black wings. Mine looked like leaves with one flat end.
Fold the flat edge of the wing down about 1/4″ so you can glue that folded piece to the egg and make the wing stick out.
Glue one wing on each side of the eggs. Make sure the top of your baby bird is actually the rounded bottom piece of the egg.
Cut out four orange beaks. Fold a piece of orange construction paper in half. Cut four triangles on the fold. Now, you should have a folded triangle that opens like a beak.
Glue a beak on each rounded end of the eggs.
Now, draw two eyes on the egg on either side of the beak with a black marker. Or, you can glue on googly eyes if your preschoolers prefer to use those.
Set two birds in each of your new birds’ nests. Add jellybean “eggs” to the nest if you’d like.
Here are some great bird-themed picture books you can read with your preschoolers when they’ve completed this craft. Maybe they’ll want to use their new birds to act out the story.
When you try this birds nest craft with your kids, leave me a comment and let me know what they think!