Winter is a great time to learn about birds, bird watching, and nests! If you have feeders in your yard then you can get an up close and personal look at birds. If you do not have access to birds in real-life then books can help do the trick!
We used four different books for reference and to spark some interest for our nest craft project! The books we used which can be found via our Amazon affiliate links were: Birds, Nests & Eggs , My Baby Blue Jays, A Nest Full of Eggs and The Best Nest .
After we looked through the books for ideas of what nests look like we tried making some of our own! We used brown crinkle paper and skinny straw-like raffia.
First we tried to shape them by hand. It sorta worked. Princess wasn’t too happy with how it turned out. I thought it looked pretty nice myself!
Then we used school glue on an empty applesauce cup to help with a nest shape. Princess wanted to try using a small water balloon and a jumbo plastic egg to see if that would work.
Most of this posts pictures were edited by Princess!
If you love learning about birds then you will love our 25+ Bird Crafts and Activities for Kids post!
This post is part of a series called Kids Crafts A to Z that is hosted on Play Dough & Popsicles. If you want a craft for every letter of the alphabet you will want to hop on over and check it out!
Helpful Bird Watching Resources:
- How to Find a Pair of Binoculars? post on Something 2 Offer
- Window Bird Feeder by Yellow Beaks
- Most Popular Birds In The USA: Children’s Picture Book of Birds
- Amazing Birds: Adult Coloring Book
Deanna Hershberger says
Great activity!! The Best Nest is an excellent book!! We love it! I haven’t read the others, but I think we should check them out!
Thanks for sharing with Kids Crafts from A-Z!