Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crafty Birds - Making a Nest of Birds

The girls made this nest of birds over 2 days - the birds one day and then the nest the next. They spent the next week teaching the birds to fly!

Materials for the birds: balloons, feathers, felt, tissue paper, glitter, Elmer's glue and markers.

Cut tissue paper into little squares. Using Elmer's glue and paint brushes, stick the tissue paper on the balloon.

Sprinkle glitter over the balloon (we didn't add any extra glue - the balloon was sticky enough!)

Glue feathers to the balloon.

Cut big circles out and draw an eye. Cut out large diamond shape for the beak (our original beak and eyes were way too small). Shiney paper works better than felt for the beak.

Glue the eyes and beak on the bird.

Tweet, tweet!

Now for the nest...
Materials: Cheerios box, tissue paper, crinkle paper, and Elmer's glue.

Cut the Cheerios box down to 3-4 inches deep. Put the box on the tissue paper and glue the tissue paper onto the box.

Cut 'sticks' out of the leftover box and stick onto the nest. (We only stuck the sticks to the front).
Form a comfy bed with the crinkle paper.

Add birds!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this!!! I can't wait to try it with my kids! Thanks so much for the great idea! :)