I once said in a post a long time ago that every year I buy more plastic eggs to stash little treats in for Easter egg hunts, even though we have plenty. I’ve bought even more since then. So we’ve taken to creating a few fun things with them. We’ve made Plastic Egg Bunny Ears Paper Craft, an Easter Egg Door Hanger, these quite beautiful Pipe Cleaner Weaving Spring Flowers, and Baby Birds in a Tree. A variation on those baby birds is our new Baby Bird’s Nest Craft!
In our Baby Bird’s Nest Craft, the eggs are the birds and a paper lunch bag becomes their nest. With paper for their wings and squawking beaks, these baby birds are just waiting for their mama until they can get big enough to fly out on their own.
To make a set of two of our Baby Bird’s Nest Craft, you will need brown paper lunch bags, shredded brown paper, a black marker, glue stick, and googly eyes. To make this spring craft with the same color baby birds that we have you will also need plastic eggs in blue and red as well as paper in orange, black, and blue.
Baby Bird’s Nest Craft
- 2 Brown Paper Lunch Bags
- Shredded Brown Paper
- 4 Plastic Easter Eggsâ€”2 blue, 2 red
- Paperâ€”orange, black, and blue
- Black Marker
- Glue Stick
- Optional: 4 googly eyes
Cut off the top half of each paper bag. Open each bag up and fold the edges down a little bit and fill each one with the shredded paper.
Cut out 4 little blue bird wings and 4 little black bird wings. Mine just looked like little leaves, but with one end having a flat edge. Fold over the flat edge just about a Â¼ inch so you can glue the fold to the egg and the wing will stick out. Glue a wing on each side of the eggs about halfway down the egg where the line is. Make sure the top of your baby bird is the rounded end of the egg.
Cut out 4 little orange beaks. I just folded a piece of orange paper in half, and starting at the fold, cut 2 lines that come to a point. It will look like a folded triangle that opens up like a beak does. Glue a beak on each rounded end of the eggs. Now just draw 2 little eyes on right by the beaks or glue on your googly eyes if you are using those.
Set the 2 blue birds in one of the bags so they are looking up in the air. Set the red birds in the other bag the same way. Add some little chocolate Easter eggs into the nests if you would like! You could also use Pastel Peanut M&Ms like we used in our No Churn Easter Tracks Ice Cream.
An absolutely darling craft to welcome Spring! Be sure to find more bright Spring crafts and recipe ideas at Our Kid Things!