Monday, March 8, 2010

Easy Robin's Nest Picture

This Robin's nest picture was a simple, easy, and tactile craft that even the little crafters can do with great success! What a fun way to welcome in Spring!

To make your own, you will need: some egg shapes cut from blue construction paper, background paper, brown yarn (we used some leftovers from my stash), and some glue.

First, soak some strands of brown yarn in a mixture of glue and water.


Pull each strand out, one at a time, and arrange into a nest on the background paper.


Arrange your yarn until you are happy with how your nest looks.


Tuck some eggs in behind the yarn! Emily loved this part!


Allow to dry completely....


..... and enjoy your beautiful Robin's nest!

Also, be sure to check back later this week -- we are hosting a wonderful giveaway courtesy of Lisa Leonard Designs custom jewelry. You won't want to miss it! Have you seen her vintage frames necklaces? Stunning!

29 comments:

~Bobbi~ said...

I love that in a picture! I've seen it in so many ways...and never just on construction paper as a picture. Adorable and I can hang it up!

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

I'm sure your readers would love to see your "leftover craft stash". I imagine that it rivals most normal craft stashes.

:-P

Love,
Mark

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mark -- Are you blackmailing me with a "behind the scenes" of FFFB post??

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Those turned out very pretty!

Mark said...

@Valerie

I'm considering starting a blog, titled "Frugal Fail: The Darker Side of FFFB."

It will feature every failed project, as well as the rare unhappy pictures of Emily. They do exist, you know. I have pictures of "the oatmeal and food coloring incident". Did you ever fully get that stain out of the carpet?

I think I might be on to something....

Love,
Mark

O:-)

Val in the Rose Garden said...

So cute! I love the blue eggs. I bet you could make the Jackson Pollack style to and let the kids splat the paper with paint... or the marble paint thing you did last winter. Oooo... the ideas are endless.

Blessings,

Val

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Oh Mark... do it! I bet it would be a huge hit. You could title it "EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!"

lol...

Val

Christy said...

Oh, Valerie, you have to take a picture of your "leftover craft stash". I bet it's great! Emily must love it!

I like the idea of a behind the scenes post too! LOVE that idea!

Very cute nest!

MaryAnne said...

Cute, simple, and sweet - perfect =)

Wonder Mom said...

Now you've got me singing-

"Rockin' robin...tweet! tweet! tweet!
Rockin' robin...tweet! tweddle-dee-tweet!"

Wonder Mom said...

Now you've got me singing-

"Rockin' robin...tweet! tweet! tweet!
Rockin' robin...tweet! tweedle-dee-tweet!"

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very nice, but a bit messy - I have someone who will yell "napkin!!!" the minute her fingers touch the yarn soaked in glue :)

Petula said...

Very cute...

I checked out the charm necklace and it's oh so sweet! I've been wanting one like that with my kids' initials. That would be cool!

Yes, I vote for a behind the scenes post too! Great idea, Mark. :D So, if she doesn't do it do we get to see your new blog of the bombs? I was wondering if there were any non-happy Emily photos. LOL

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Oh I love this!!!!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

@Mark - I vote for the behind the scene blog too! How awesome it would be to see all the things that go wrong. I could donate plenty of guest articles for that one!

Lisa Anne said...

Very cute. You are ready for Easter.

Ivy said...

So cute! I love that idea.

Night Owl Mama said...

So creative. My son would luv to do this thanks for the cute idea.

Sherry said...

turned out great!

Ticia said...

Yes, yes he is blackmailing you, and inquiring minds want to know.
Oh, and as a side point. That turned out much better than our attempt at a 3-d nest, which did not look at all nest like.
So, next time we're going to do that.

ginny said...

how fun! it looks great x
i love robin's eggs : )

Stephanie Griffith said...

Cute! I love all the springy crafts you're doing lately. It feels like spring is coming early at least where I live.

Ashley said...

So fun! I can't wait to try this with Jenny! :)

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

Those are so sweet!

Rebecca said...

How is it your crafts are always so simple and amazing?

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Ticia -- Don't encourage him! LOL It would be a fun series, and I'm sure he would have plenty of "material". Ahem!

@ Stephanie -- We finally had our first warm days here. We were so happy to get outside again!

@ Rebecca -- Awww.... thanks so much!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Val in the Rose Garden -- Oh my goodness, that is soooo funny!!!

Mama King said...

Very pretty and lots of possibilities. For older kids to paint a background before adding their nest.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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