Hannah and I had a fun time making this cute paper plate bird nest. It was very easy to get everything ready and Hannah could assist in every step. We started with a plain paper plate and painted it brown. I let Hannah use a sponge which she dipped into the paint and onto the paper plate like a stamp. I had previously cut up a bunch of strips of brown paper from my scraps, about 1/2 inch by 3 or 4 inches. You definitely don't need to be precise here. Hannah liked putting the glue on the strips, but didn't like picking up the sticky paper to set on the plate, so I helped here. She occasionally patted some down.
Next we assembled the birds. We used each half of a blue plastic egg for the body. Each birdie got 2 googly eyes, a beak (free cut from orange scraps) and a blue feather. We used glue dots here which seemed to work very well. I helped Hannah place each piece. I then used some hot glue to glue the birds onto the next. Hannah was very proud of her "birdies". I think they (H. included) are adorable!
For the "adult" version, I found some brown scraps of fabric, cut a long strip about an inch wide, and rolled it to create the nest. I twisted the fabric a bit here and there and applied glue as I went until I got the look I wanted. I was using Fabri-Tac glue. I had picked up some blue beads for the eggs earlier in the week and ended up securing them with thread, though I think a strong glue would be fine.
The last step was attaching a pin to the back to wear it. I think it turned out pretty cute, but I would choose a material that didn't fray so easily next time. Maybe a bulkier cotton would work better than this coppery satin. It's nice to try something new once in a while. Happy Craftin'!