Saturday, March 30, 2013

Egg Carton Bird Nests (Single Stem Idea)

The boys and I made these cute bird nests this morning. I was working on a Spring Bin and thought we needed something to represent all of the new birds we are seeing! This idea is simple ~ you probably have everything you need (except maybe little birdies but it could just be a nest of eggs). 

Enjoy this single stem idea of Egg Carton Bird Nests for
Sprouts and Seedlings (toddler/preschool and elementary age)...

The Stuff
The FUN!
Egg carton (cardboard preferably)
Dry grass
Dry beans
Paint (brushes or q-tips)
Little birdies (optional – I got ours on clearance last year at Michaels)

1. Cut egg carton apart so you have individual egg holders. I had to trim the middle piece a little too.

2. Kiddos put glue on the inside. They can either paint glue on or just squeeze it in there.

3. Kiddos scrape up some dry grass from the yard and add it on top of the glue. If the grass is green just pull some up and it will dry out in several days.

4. Paint dry beans. We dropped the beans in our muffin tin with paint and swirled them around with a q-tip. Then we set them out to dry.

5. When the beans are dry add them on top of the grass and then add a birdie if you want!

These look cute on top of the dirt in a flower pot or you can make a Spring Sensory Bin and add them!

Here is the Spring Bin ~ dirt in old spinach tubs, Easter grass, flower pots, fake flowers, plastic bugs, spoons to scoop, old corn roots, and our Egg Carton Bird Nests!

More ideas…
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Happy Easter

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