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|Robin's Nest Craft for Kids
|These little yarn nests make a great craft for Spring. Build your nest a day ahead of time for
the glue to dry. And have scrambled eggs for breakfast so you don't waste the food!
Inspiration for this craft came from No Time for Flashcards a wonderful resource for
childrens crafts and activities.
Build Your Nest: Since we learned in the
book above that robin's use mud to help
their nest stick together, we mixed glue
with some brown paint to make our mud.
Blow up your balloon, and place into a
bowl. The larger the balloon, the larger
the nest.....just remember it takes more
yarn, more glue, and more time to
make big nests. Begin by dipping your
pieces of yarn into the "mud" and
layering them on the balloon.
Get the yarn nice and "muddy" to
ensure that it will stick together. You
don't want large piles or a bunch of
yard that isn't glued on. Set this on a
counter to dry at least overnight. Ours
was large for two days.
While your nest is drying, you can get
started on the robin's eggs. To do this you
can use your toothpick and poke a hole at
either end of the egg. hole, and blow out
the egg into a dish.
Mix your paint to make robin's egg
blue. We used Crayola Washable
paints. We mixed together blue, green
and white and came up with a very
pretty color for the eggs.
Use your paintbrush to paint the eggs.
Don't worry about the holes, just paint
over them, and set your eggs in a carton
After your nest is dry, pop the balloon and
remove it carefully from the nest. Place
your eggs inside, and keep this on your
table for spring!