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in honor of the birds…..

craft thursday = robin style

this craft was found via the crafty crow….like so many of my great ideas….she finds them first for me.

we started with paper plates and paint.

we had those really heavy duty chinet plates….they worked awesome for this craft!

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we painted half of the plate "sky" blue and the other half "nest" brown.

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then we used A LOT of school glue and began fluffing our nests.

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we used brown packing shredded stuff that i have had for a long time.

and sticks from the sidewalk….

and string and paper shreds

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i cut out some birds that were free hand….just a random bird shape.
we added a red belly.
and glued it on to the bird shape.

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then they cut out eggs from blue paper left over from the owl craft last week.

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when they were done….i helped with the most important step.

i COVERED the nest in glue.

COVERED.

i used a ton of glue on top of everything they made and let it sit over night to dry.

it worked!

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we thought talby's eye was prety realistic since they always look like they are staring at you and mad.
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they are glued enough to hang on the wall and not lose their fluff.

craft thursdays ROCK!!

you can see ALL of craft thursday projects in the sidebar rainbow square!

 

alicia @ la famille - love this craft…birdie crafts are always fun 🙂

renee cauley - You guys have so much fun. Thank you for sharing the bird video i showed my grandson and he thought that was so neat. I love Love your house how old is it? I have a old home and love it . My house is 108 yrs old. Thanks again for sharing i love your blog.

Courtney Walsh - girl. what do you do with all the crafts? We want to do more with the kids, but I’m not sure where to store everything!

Nika M. - Those are cute!

happygirl - what a great craft. Love that you do this with your kids and that they will DO them. You bribe them, right?

hannah - loving the nest! what an easy and sweet craft!!

JustMommer - Sooo cute!

jamie - how cute are they

Erika - May I ask what to you do with all the kids’ projects and artwork when they’re finished?? I LOVE your blog!!!! I think you are an amazing mom, photographer, etc. I look forward to reading your blog every day.

karen - so cute! i like them all…but i just love annie’s bird!!
I will totally do craft thursday’s (or another day) when my kids get a bit older.

sara's art house - This is a cute craft. Good idea to add the extra glue on top of it all.

kylie - You are awesome adn amazing and inspirational and so so fun!! Just a quick question…what do you do with the crafts? Hang them up?? And for how long? And then do you toss them/save them??? How do you do so many fun things but avoid huge amounts of clutter over time? Thanks!!!!

adrienne - such a great idea! filing this one away for school.

PaisleyJade - I love this!! They are so cute.

amy jupin - i love the crafty crow too! i think i have bookmarked 100 of her ideas!

Karen H. - I was reading the comments about your cute craft and I 100% agree with Chantelle!!! I thought the EXACT same thing!!! I picture someone dropping their paint brush (or paper plate) on the couches and pillows!!! Heart palpitations just thinking about it. Maybe I just have really messy crafters!!! lol!

Rachel - Love these crafts. I think I’m going to have to pull this project out for my kiddos. 🙂
By the way — I found ya via the blogher gatorade ad. I am another one of the reviewers and I love what you gleaned from that call. Super cool. It was fun to read another perspective.
Blessings to you!

Lisa - Where have you been all my life?!? ha! What an amazing blog you have I LOVE IT! – I AM THRILLED to have been introduced to you via the Matthew Mead Summer magazine! YAY!!!! Greetings to you from Kincardine, Canada! I’ll be back to read often!

Astrid - Love the Crafty Crow too! I’ve gotten some fantastic ideas from that site.
Love your robins!
I’ve already made our summer bucket list but I think I’ll be adding Craft Thursday to our list. 🙂 Thank you for the ideas!
Today was the last day of school. *happy day!*

Anj - So cute Meg! Love all the craft thursdays, so colorful.
Please tell me- what to you do with all the kids’ projects and artwork when they’re finished?? I drown in artsy stuff from only 2 kids in playschool and library/craft class…!

Shirley - This is a perfect classroom art project. Perhaps you should look into being an elementary art instructor.

Jenna - love this! i am forwarding it to a friend who teaches preschool/kindergarten 🙂
Jenna
momofmanyhats.blogspot.com

Holly - So cute and I am with Amy b.! We need to have craft thrusday in honor of the cicadas! ha!

Shannon - These are so cute and fun ~ I might be copying this one for my oldest ot do 🙂

amy b. - Those are such cute little birds! Love Talby’s with the huge eyeball! Now, if there was a craft to honor our crazy cicadas (locusts) we have here in Tennessee-they attack me as soon as I go outside!Yuck!

Chantelle - This is sweet! But can you tell me, honestly, how do you not get paint stains on that beautiful white table and light colored furniture?? That looks like the acrylic paint that stains everything at our house. No? Love to know your tips! 🙂

Jodi @ The Un-Soccermom Blog - cute!!!! love it!

Sherry - Love this craft — such a cute idea. And what a way to honor and remember the robins that lived on your porch.
Thank you for posting your crafts — they are inspiring!

Kimberly Au - Very cute! We are on our 2nd family of birds using a nest that was deserted when the 1st family grew up and moved out. It’s fun to watch from our patio.

Terrie - Great idea! Wonderful way to honor those beautiful birds…even if they do dive bomb you! It’s what we mommas do to protect our babies!
So, I was reviewing your summer list…”decorate bikes” reminded me of weaving streamers in the spokes and jamming it into the handle bar covers. Did you ever put cards on the spokes with clothes pins? Can’t forget the sound those made! Would it look weird for a 40+ lady to ride her bike through the neighborhood with cards and streamers on her spokes? Maybe I’ll go for a ride in the dark! LOL!!

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