Just the other day we saw a huge nest up in a tree on our way for lunch and kids thought that it is the best thing ever. At home, they still talked about it, so we decided to make one as well. We collected things for the nest (from shredded paper to feathers) and glued them on half of a paper plate. Then we colored the background of the top part, cut out a bird (and some eggs) out of a colored paper and glued it onto the nest. For my 2-year-old I cut out basic shapes for the bird and she put it together herself – that’s why the bird has an eye on its tummy as well.
When they were done they wanted to decorate it even more and used markers and tiny stamps to make a border around the birds.
It was a very fun collage project and we got to talk about birds, nest, spring and much more while working. I have to keep this one to see how the birds (or the kids’ interpretations of them) change over the years.