The skies are blue, the sun is shining, there is new life everywhere. Spring is a time of fresh starts, new life and lots of teachable moments.
Most kids learn best by doing. This paper plate bird nest craft provides a great opportunity to teach kids about the life cycle of birds, their home, migration, and spring.
- Paper plate
- Brown paint
- Paper bag
- Yellow paper
- Yellow feathers
- Googly eyes
- Orange paper
- Bird tempalte
1. Cut paper plate in 1/2 and paper bag into small strips.
2. Paint paper plate brown. We added the strips to the plate as soon as we painted and did not need glue. They adhered to the paint.
3. While that is drying, print the bird template on yellow paper. We used yellow card stock.
4. Cut birds out. We fit three birds into our bird nest craft.
5. Glue a small feather to the top of each bird and two googly eyes to the front.
6. Glue the birds to the back of the paper plate, so that the top part sticks out above the bird nest.
Extend the Activity:
- Read books about birds.
- Look at different ways birds make their nest.
- Go on a bird hunt.
- Watch birds as they are migrating and talk about their migration patterns.
Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.
That is very cute! This would make a great summer project. Thanks for sharing.
Sarah Bailey says
This is just the cutest thing – a perfect idea for a spring crafty make as well.