|Little baby blue birds with their beaks open... feed me feed me|
Construction paper (shades of brown, orange, and colors to match for wings)
Dessert sized paper plate
Glue - your choice (multiple kinds, glue stick, rubber cement, glue dots or hot glue gun)
Note: Lay down some old newspaper to protect the work area
Here's how to make it:
First, paint the paper plate brown. I used an extra plate to load the paint on. A wider brush worked best to spread the paint around. Try to cover the whole thing and let it dry.
|you could also buy brown plates but I had trouble finding that shade. These black ones were from Walmart|
While your brown plates are drying it's time to work on the baby chicks. We tried to find eggs that were lighter and pastel in color, to make them look more like baby birds. We also tried to to use the shorter, rounder end of the egg. The two air holes were in the perfect position to make "eyes".
|The rounder bottom of a plastic egg shell. You need one for each baby bird you will make|
|Baby birds, now with beaks!|
|these baby birds are mighty colorful! Love it.|
We used two shades of brown construction paper, and I also cut up parts of a brown paper grocery bag to get a lighter brown color. Using a glue stick this time have the kids put glue on each strip, or "twig" and layer them around the outside ring of the brown paper plate.
|Messy but glorious fun|
Look at these faces!!
|Top left: oldest, top right: middle child, bottom left: baby, bottom right: hubby|
|Baby bird nests lovingly displayed on the fridge|