Spring is definitely in the air at the moment.
Blossom is on the trees, flowers are blooming all over the place and the days are getting longer and warmer.
So, this month’s craft activity is a special springtime one.
This is a lovely simple craft, perfect to do with little ones. It’s a bird’s nest made out of paper plates, filled with 2 little birds on sticks that can be used as puppets.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 paper plates
- Blue paint
- Brown paint
- Bird shapes (either ready-made or cut out of cardboard)
- Colourful feathers
- 2 lolly sticks
- Googly eyes or a black pen to draw on eyes
The first thing you need to do is paint one of the paper plates blue. Then cut the second plate in half and paint one of the pieces brown.
Once the paint is dry, glue the brown half-plate onto the blue plate.
This gives you your bird’s nest, with a nice blue sky behind it.
If you’re feeling fancy, you can dip a sponge in some white paint and dab it on the blue plate to make some clouds. You could also get some straw, or some little sticks, and glue them onto the nest to make it more realistic.
Now, on to the birds.
These are so easy to do.
Just spread some glue over one side of the bird, and then stick down your colourful feathers. I tried to get mine to all go the same way for a more uniform look. Nerys being the rebel that she is, stuck hers on any which way she fancied.
So feel free to do it however you like, it’s just a matter of taste really!
Once the glue on the feathers has dried, flip the birds over and glue the lolly sticks to the back.
Then stick on your googly eyes (or draw some on with a black pen), and that’s your little bird puppets complete. Aren’t they sweet!
Fly them around, play 2 little dickie birds with them, and then pop them safely in their nest when they get tired.
This was such a fun little craft activity, and I really love that we can actually play with it now it’s finished!
I might even punch a little hole in the top of it, and thread some string through so that we can hang it up somewhere in the children’s room.
For more springtime craft ideas from some fab bloggers, search #BostikBloggers on twitter.
I was sent a box of craft materials to create this post, but all words, opinions and creations are my own.