If you’re looking for a quick and easy way for your kids to make a bird’s nest to go along with their latest bird craft, this paper bag bird’s nest is a breeze. With this easy paper bag craft, kids can make the perfect nest for a science project, a diorama or just a simple spring craft.
We’ve been making all kinds of bird crafts here in my daycare, and to go along with them, we’ve had to make a few birds nests. Today, I’m going to show you how kids can make a simple paper bag nest to accompany their bird crafts.
How to make a Paper Bag Nest with 2 simple supplies:
Making these nests is really easy. All you need is a paper bag and a pair of scissors.
Paper bags are great to craft with. I always have a stash in my craft room. We save ours from the grocery store and wine store, so there’s never any shortage of them around here.
Toddlers and preschoolers may need a little help with this project, but older kids will be able to do it all by themselves.
These birds nests are perfect for tucking in a little toilet paper birds, or nestling some Easter eggs in.
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!
Supplies for making paper bag bird’s nest
To make our paper bag bird’s nest, you’ll need:
- narrow paper bag (we used the size of bag that would hold a wine bottle.
To make your bird’s 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.
Taking care so you don’t rip the bag, fold or 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.
Wasn’t that an easy?
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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. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.