We have hardly had a winter this season and spring is fast approaching. We have decided to spruce up the classroom and make a few spring crafts. Starting with these cute Bird Nest to decorate our plain white walls. I free hand cut all the pieces but store bought pre-cut birds or even a die cut bird will work.
All you need:
-Construction paper(recycled our Painted Paper)
-basket and bag shred( I found mine at the dollar store, you can also use strips of brown paper bag crumple up.)
|Template #1: Branches|
|Template #2 Birds, leafs, & wings.|
To cut multiple leaves at a time...fold a piece of construction paper in half (2), then half again (4) and fold in half once more (8). Trace a leaf outline and cut out. Now you have 8 leaves. With one 9x12 paper you can make about 16 leaves this size. Using a green crayon draw some vein on the leaves.
|All pieces and supplies ready.|
Add your birds. We put two on one branch and one on the other one. The two birds together will be inside the nest.
Add a bit of glue and press some basket/bag shred. You might need to staple it to keep it from falling off or add more glue. All you have to do now is add a couple clouds out of white paper and you are done.
|Here are some of ours all finished.|
Have fun crafting!