DIY Bird Nest

Third Grade Arts & crafts Activities: DIY Bird Nest

What You Need:

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Hay or dry grass
  • Small piece of orange felt
  • Small piece of blue felt
  • Blue craft pom poms
  • 6 googly eyes
  • 9 inches of ribbon or yarn.

What You Do:

  1. Carefully cut one cup out of the egg carton.
  2. Poke a hole on each side of the cup so that you can later put a hanging string in.
  3. Have your child cut the hay or yarn or grass into pieces that are two inches or less in size. .
  4. Help her coat the inside and outside of the cup with glue.
  5. Next, have her place the hay or yarn pieces on the inside and outside of the egg cup. An informal arrangement is easiest and looks more realistic!
  6. Let the nest dry.
  7. To make the mother bird’s beak, help your child cut out long triangles from the orange felt.
  8. Help your child glue the bottom of the two orange triangles together, using a toothpick and tiny bit of glue. Have your child keep the tip part of triangles apart to suggest an open beak.
  9. Make beaks for the baby birds, using smaller triangles for each.
  10. Have her glue the beaks to the baby birds' heads.
  11. Let the beaks dry.
  12. Have your child cut wings for each bird out of the blue felt.
  13. For the final touch, help her use a toothpick to glue a pair of googly eyes to each bird's head.

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