There are so many cute bird nest crafts floating around which motivated me to try one of our own. We received a box filled with this crinkly packaging and it had been sitting in our basement for months just waiting for the right craft project to come along. Then our grocery store put out their Easter candy and I spotted a bag of malt ball eggs that were perfect for a birds nest. Now that I had 2 major parts of the craft I knew it was time to make our nest.
Here are the materials we used:
Malt ball eggs
For the chicks I took cotton pulled it apart, swirled it around in some yellow paint and let it dry. Then, I laid the cotton on a paper plate to dry. Without planning for it the cotton hardened nicely to the plate making it easier when it came time to cut out the chicks. You could also use yellow construction paper or craft foam but I was aiming for some texture in our chicks.
This is the cotton sitting in the paint and then we swirled it around a bit.
Left the cotton on the plate to dry which hardened very nicely.
For the rest of our chicks we stuck on googly eyes and cut out orange foam for their noses.
Once our chicks were done we started on the nest. We cut a paper plate in half, applied glue to the plate and then stuck on handfuls of the crinkly paper and then glued our chicks to their nest.
We paired this craft with the book, Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson.