This bird’s nest craft is great for kids who want to make a nest to go along with their latest bird craft. It’s a simple paper bag craft, that will come in handy for a science project, a diorama or just a simple spring craft.
My toddlers and preschoolers have been making all kinds of bird crafts as we’ve been observing the mama and baby robins that have nested on our back deck. (You can see all of the photos of our baby robins, in this facebook album.)
We’ve made an adorable mama and baby bird and nest craft, and we’ve made an easy robin craft.
Today, I’m going to show you how to we made a simple paper bag nest to accompany of our bird crafts.
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These nests are really easy to make.
Toddlers and preschoolers may need a little help with this project, but older kids will be able to do it all by themselves.
At Easter, these birds nests are perfect for holding the Easter chick crafts and Easter egg crafts your kids make.
I think they’d also make a cute little home for a stuffed bird or any other small stuffies that need a cozy place to sleep.
Let me show you how we made our birds nests, and your kids can make a bunch for your house!
How to Make a Paper Bag Nest
- narrow paper bag (we used the size of bag that would hold a wine bottle.
To make your nest:
Begin by trimming off the top of your paper bag.
This will remove some of the bulk, making the bag easier to work with. You’ll want to leave at least leaving 3 or 4 inches of the bottom part of the bag to work with.
Roll the top edge of the bag outward,
Continue to loosely roll the bag until you get to the bottom.
When you get to the bottom, simply, give it a squeeze here and there to shape your nest.
That’s all there is too it. Now you have the perfect little nest for all of your bird crafts this spring.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
Oh my gosh – I love it!
This was perfect – thanks so much! My son wanted to make a birds nest and today I knew I didn’t have time for anything complicated, but I did a search anyway and found your post. It works perfectly and looks so cute!
Super! I’m so glad you found my post! It’s definitely a quick and easy way to make a nest. I’m glad you were pleased with the results!
wow… thanks so much for this adorable , cheap and easy way to make a nest… perfect for little clay birds !!!!
Hey! You’re welcome, Kara! I’m so glad they came in handy for you!
Thanks a lot for sharing such an adorable and cheap idea to make a birds nest. Looking forward to making these early. This is really very cute!!
JoAnne Formanek Gustafson
We know that this is an Ontario mom! Great use of a paper bag and the LCBO ones are very heavyweight.
Amber L Kyliuk
What is the trick to keep the corners from ripping?
That first fold is the trickiest, Amber. Just go slowly and once you get the first couple of folds/rolls going, the rest of the bag is easy to roll up.