Bear made some robins after I read her My Spring Robin and A Nest Full of Eggs.
I saw a variation of this on a blog and we adapted it since it called for red tissue paper and our red tissue paper is somewhere in this mess. I love that Bear was able to do this project with minimal help and still have it look close to the prototype. The nest is a nest we found in a banana plant while living in Costa Rica We rolled ovoids of turquoise play dough to make eggs.
empty cereal box
a plate to trace for the bodies
red construction paper
colored construction paper (for the tail and beak and legs)
Trace the plate onto the cereal box and cut it out. Fold the circle in half.
Have child cut bits of red construction paper and glue to breast.
Draw an eye.
Cut strips of colors for the tail feathers. Glue to bird.
Make legs if desired.
Linking to Friday’s Nature Table at The Magic Onions.