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Quality Parent Preschooler Time!


preschoolerBaby Bird Nest

Adapted from Margaret VanEchaute; Designs by Jodi Mensing Harris and parent.com      preschooler

Preschooler love to spend time with Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa. But it’s hard now-a-days to find the time in your busy day to spend with your preschooler or toddler. Age appropriate art project can be a fun way to enjoy time with your preschooler. Your preschooler will have a blast as he or she spends time with Mom or Dad making an arts and crafts project! Here is a cute and easy art project for parents to spend “preschooler quality time”.

Bring the outdoors inside – or do this project outside if it’s a beautiful day! Create this sweet and cozy new home for adorable pom-pom birds. Your child will always remember this time spend with Mom or Dad.

Watch the video below with your preschooler; it’s fun to watch together as parent and preschooler see the Baby Bird Nest being created.        

        What You’ll Need:

  1. Paper plate
  2. Shredded brown paper (use a recycled brown paper bag)
  3. Orange piece of colored paper (or any color your preschooler wants to use)
  4. Three blue pom poms (use the color your preschool likes)
  5. Three Popsicle sticks
  6. Googly eyes
  7. Brown paint (small amount is needed)
  8. Paintbrush
  9. Scissors
  10. Glue

Make It:

  1. Cut a paper plate in half and staple the rims together (leaving the top of the nest open).
  2. Paint the plate and let it dry.
  3. Then glue shredded brown paper onto the front to add texture.
  4. Create the birds by gluing three pom-poms to the ends of Popsicle sticks, one pom pom for each stick.
  5. Add googly eyes and colored paper beaks for a little personality.
  6. Have your kids slide the ends of the Popsicle sticks between the plates (for extra security, glue the sticks to the plates)
  7. Your child can allow their sweet baby birds to rest inside their new nest or pop up when they get hungry!

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To watch the Baby Bird Nest Craft How-To Video with your child; please click here: 

 

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