Use any of these as nesting material: paper shreds, brown crepe paper, raffia, natural materials (e.g. hay, small twigs, dried leaves)
1Paint the paper plate.
You will need a paper plate or paper bowl for the nest's base. Paint it with brown tempera or poster paint.
2Prepare some large pompoms.
While waiting for the painted paper plate to dry, prepare a couple of large pompoms to make into the baby birds.
3Glue the eyes.
Glue a pair of wiggle eyes on each pompom.
4Create a beak.
Make a beak by cutting out 1 or 2 small triangles out of orange craft foam, felt, or construction paper. There are two 2 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.
5Set aside to dry.
Glue eyes and beaks on all the pompoms to complete all your baby birds. Let the glue dry completely.
6Apply glue on the plate.
Check on the paper plate or bowl. When the paint is dry, apply glue around the edges.
7Add some nesting material.
Glue 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.
8Complete the nest.
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.
9Place the baby birds.
Finally, place the baby birds at the center of the nest.