This sweet little baby bird nest made from a paper plate is ideal throughout the year but especially for spring and Easter. Your kids will love the frilly nest and the soft pom-pom birds with googly eyes.
Some fun facts about bird nests
- Some birds (like Swallows) make 1200 trips to the nest to create it.
- Small birds might bring food to the nest from 4 to 12 times an hour.
- To build their nest, birds look for places that provide shelter and are safe from predators.
- Birds get a cue from day length about when to start nest-building, as the days get longer there will probably be more sun, more warmth, and more food, so it’s the right time to build a nest and raise babies.
Project ideal for this Little Crafter
What you’ll need
- One paper plate
- Shredded paper
- Three small pom-poms
- Googly eyes (optional)
How-to make this craft
- Cut a paper plate in half and staple the rims together (leaving the top of the “nest” open).
- Paint paper plate brown and wait until it is dry.
- Glue shredded brown paper onto the front of the plate to add texture.
- Create the birds by gluing three blue pom-poms to the ends of Popsicle sticks.
- Add googly eyes and orange paper beaks for a little personality.
- Slide the ends of the Popsicle sticks between the plates so the baby birds can rest inside their new nest and even pop up when they get hungry.
Project by Parents.com