Learn about nature while creating a nest for baby chicks. This project is a fun way to explore how to layer shapes and create texture. The nest, created from a paper plate, is layered with curled construction paper, mimicking the texture of a real bird's nest.
What You Need:
- Paper plate
- Tempera paint (brown)
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes (1 set for each chick)
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- Have your child cut a paper plate in half. Set one half aside for a future project.
- Encourage her to paint the plate with brown paint, covering it as much as possible. Set the wet plate aside to dry.
- Ask her to cut three oval shapes out of the construction paper, each one will be a different chick. Set the ovals to the side.
- Have her cut out three small triangles from yellow or orange construction paper to create beaks for the chicks.
- She can now glue the beaks and eyes on each chick.
- Glue the chicks from behind the cut line of the paper plate, so the majority of the oval bodies are over the edge of the plate.
- Help her cut long strips of brown construction paper, about 1/2" wide. Gently curl them with a pair of scissors. Have her glue them to the front of the plate to create texture for the nest.