Birds Nest Collage

This delightful birds nest collage can be enjoyed by all ages. Younger children can be given the shapes pre-cut and can take charge of decorating the paper plate nest and and adding wiggle eyes and beaks to the baby birds. For older children you could adapt the craft to make the birds much more lifelike (study a real nest from a distance, or search for photos on the internet) and by using real nest materials in the collage.

Birds Nest Collage craft for kids

You will need:

Large paper plate
Brown paint
Thin brown paper (tissue, greaseproof or packing will all work)
Brightly coloured card
Wiggle eyes
Scraps of yellow card or foam


Paint the back of the plate brown and leave to dry. Cut in half.

Cut the brown paper into strips and glue them to the plate. Don't worry about gluing all the edges as you are looking for texture.

Textured nest

Cut 3 ovals from coloured card and glue them along the edge of the plate.

Add a yellow beak and two wiggle eyes to each.

Baby bird face with wiggle eyes and craft foam beak