Baby Birds in a Nest

Welcome spring by crafting your own nest of fluffy pompom baby birds.
Baby Birds in a Nest craft

Materials

  • Paper plate or paper bowl
  • Brown tempera or poster paint
  • Large pompoms
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Orange craft foam, felt or paper
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Use any of these as nesting material: paper shreds, brown crepe paper, raffia, natural materials (e.g. hay, small twigs, dried leaves)

Safety Tips

  • Small craft materials such as wiggle eyes are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.

Steps

Step 1 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 1. You will need a paper plate or paper bowl for the nest's base. Paint it with brown tempera or poster paint.
Step 2 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 2. While waiting for the painted paper plate to dry, prepare a couple of large pompoms to make into the baby birds.
Step 3 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 3. Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes on each pompom.
Step 4 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 4. Make each bird's beak by cutting out 1 or 2 small triangles out of orange craft foam, felt, or construction paper. There are two ways to attach the beak:
  • One triangle - glue one triangle flat onto the pompom (great option for younger kids).
  • Two triangles - glue the base of each triangle at an angle (as shown in photo) to create a three-dimensional beak.
Step 5 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 5. Once all the eyes and beaks are in place, set the baby birds aside to dry.
Step 6 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 6. Check on the paper plate or bowl. When the paint is dry, apply glue around the edges.
Step 7 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 7. Glue on some nesting material close to the edges of the paper plate. Some materials you can use include paper shreds, raffia, or brown crepe paper. You can also collect natural materials like hay, dried grass, small twigs, and dried leaves.
Step 8 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 8. Continue adding nesting material until you've covered the entire edge of the paper plate or bowl. If using a paper bowl, you will need to place some nesting material at the center as well.
Step 9 Baby Birds in a Nest craft 9. Finally, place the baby birds at the center of the nest.

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