Friday, April 11, 2014

Birds Nest With Eggs

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:
Paper plate
Crinkly packaging
Googly eyes
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.

The last part was placing the eggs onto the nest.  To be sure the malt ball eggs would stay in place I used a hot glue gun and glued them to the front of the birds nest.  Finally, I used a hole punch and used some 28 gauge wire to hang.  The wire is able to pull more taut than yarn or string and stays in place better. You'll see some blue yarn in the picture but that's what we used to hang our rainbow craft which shares the same wall space (and nail) as our birds nest.  So although it looks like blue yarn was used we actually used the wire.  I really love how it turned out!

We paired this craft with the book, Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson.


  1. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  2. This is a fantastic way to welcome spring and all of the birds building nests.

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