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Yarn
Glue
Balloon
Eggs
Toothpick
Blue Paint
Children love to learn about birds!  From the time they can look out the window and recognize moving creatures they
fall in love with them.  Learning about birds opens the door to many other important concepts like the seasons,
migration, taking care of young, nesting, and habitats.  
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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.
Robin's Nest Craft for Kids
About Birds
year of growth and change: how the
birds develop inside their egg
during the spring, how they mature
from chicks into fledglings in the
summer...
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A Nest Full of Eggs
Beautifully illustrations introduce the
world of birds from eggs to flight,
from songs to nests.  This book is
wonderful, a must have for any young
enthusiast.
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Step 1
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.
Step 2
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.
Step 3
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.
Step 4
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.
Step 5
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.
Step 6
Use your paintbrush to paint the eggs.  
Don't worry about the holes, just paint
over them, and set your eggs in a carton
to dry.
All Done!
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!