Monday, March 11, 2013

Birds nest craft

Well, our power is finally back on! WooHoo! (A shower never felt so good!)
But, in all honesty it was fun, though cold and a tad unprepared, it was an adventure. Our three year old son said "I like the power out!"
Well of course he did, he had Mommy and Daddy's undivided attention! He also thought it cool to light candles. Last night, the first night back with power, when it got dark he asked if we could play power out again! How cute.

It wasn't much of a challenge to keep him occupied. I got out a lot of my craft stuff, he picked out things he wanted to play with, then I tried to come up with an idea of what we could make using those things. It was like a game!

My favorite challenge: balloons, spray adhesive, twine, and scissors.

After thinking about it, by staring out the window watching the birds eat seed. I had the idea to make a birds nest.

After I blew up a few balloons, we sprayed them with the adhesive. Then wrapped twine all around it, leaving a little opening near the base.
After it dried, we popped the balloon. And the twine held its shape.

Then (hopefully I didn't break the rules to our little game) but I grabbed a few cotton balls and markers. We colored them and stuck them inside for eggs.

It's not a Picasso, but it entertained a three year old!
What would you have done with the objects? I'm always looking for new fun, kid friendly craft ideas!

-Live Simple, Be Happy-
Magnolia Holler


  1. Looks like a fun way to spend the day when the power is out.

  2. What a fun craft! I know about being without power - it's neat for a while but it gets old fast! So glad you got your power back :)

  3. Very cute craft. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award.

    Check it out:
    Liebster Award Nomination