Once I saw a little bird
Come hop, hop, hop.
So I said, “Little bird,
Will you stop, stop, stop?”
I was going to the window
To say, “How do you do?”
But he shook his little tail
And far away he flew.
The boys and I have been soaking up the sunnier days we’ve been having. The extra sunlight has been such an encouragement and now that the weather has been nicer it’s really inspired us to come out of our winter hibernation and start to explore and learn a little bit more about nature. This past week we were spending time learning about different birds and their nests. The boys are fascinated with birds right now. They especially love our little blue jay friends that visit our backyard trees. And occasionally we’ll see some cardinals too. Several weeks ago we had a hawk in our backyard, he just so happened to be enjoying lunch [a mouse, yuck! But, the boys thought it was the neatest thing!]
Isn’t he just so pretty! We were blessed to get to watch him for over an hour in our yard, it was so neat!
Since we were reading poetry and looking through books about birds I thought it would be fun to do a quick little craft together. I came across a really simple paper nest craft and of course, I didn’t save it to Pinterest and I can’t remember the original source. If I happen to come across it, I’ll be sure to share it here! Here’s the gist of what we used and what we did to make our nest.
- Elmer’s Glue
- mix equal parts water and glue in a small bowl
- Strips of paper
- we used construction paper that I put through the paper shredder
- Foam paint brushes
- A bowl
- choose a size that you’d like for your nest
- Plastic wrap
- Wrap your bowl[s] with the plastic wrap
- Brush on a layer of your glue mixture on the plastic wrap thats wrapped around the inside of your bowl
- Start laying your strips of paper on top of the glue that you just painted onto the plastic wrap
- Brush glue onto the paper as you’re layering it keeping the paper moist so that it sticks [every one is going to get a little messy and sticky, thats part of the fun, though, right?]
- Once you have multiple layers and you like the look of your nest. Set it out to dry over night. We set ours in the sunlight for the day to help it to dry out.
- Once it’s dry pull it out from the bowl and remove the plastic wrap.
There you have it, a simple spring craft! What kind of Spring crafts do you like to do with your kiddos? I’d love to hear about them, leave me some comments below!
Thanks for stopping by today, friends!!