Building Birdie Beds

Bird Nest

Building Birdie Beds

Materials:        Raffia or moss from a craft store

Cotton balls

Plastic Easter eggs or brown paper craft eggs

Paint (optional)

Age:                1+

Objective:  To learn about birds and their homes

Instructions:

Take some raffia or dry moss from a bag and with your child, fashion it into a circle.  Press down in the middle to make an indentation.  Tear cotton pieces from the cotton ball and add some “down” to the bird’s nest.  You can also add bits of grass or leaves that you gather outside for an authentic look.

Add the plastic eggs, or paint with tempura paints, let air dry, then place them in the nest.

Talk about how birds build their nests.  Find some stories at your local library about birds and read them together.

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