Paper Plate Spring Bird’s Nest Craft For Kids

Mar 28, 2021

This bird’s nest craft for kids is the perfect spring craft to make with kids ages 2+. It involves cutting, painting, and gluing skills. Create a bird of choice first and then paint and create the nest for it to go in. Add some eggs and you have the most adorable little bird’s nest.

We made this craft Easter themed as Easter is coming up in a few weeks and we thought it would be the cutest Easter craft. However, I’ve included directions to also make this a spring-themed craft that you can complete after learning all about birds or spring in general.

My toddler has been learning about birds all week long and this was the perfect craft to help close out our learning.

Some other things we did during our week-long lessons on birds included reading all sorts of books on birds and spring animals, enjoying a bird-themed snack, making a bird feeder, and going on a nature hunt to find all of the objects a bird may use and making a nest with them.

We also played with a few spring themed sensory bins including our nest-building one to help learn more about birds. We finished up all of our learning by making this fun paper plate craft. Read on for directions on how to make this spring bird’s nest craft for kids.

Spring Bird's Nest Craft for Kids

You will need to make sure that you have paper plates at home for this project as well as scissors, glue, and construction paper. You will also need brown paint, googly eyes, feathers, Easter grass (or you could use normal grass for a more recycled style project), and optional egg stickers (or you can draw your own).

Our favorite craft kit that we use daily includes a lot of these things. If you’ve checked out some of my other posts you’ll see I mention it in almost every craft post I make because we use it that often! Check it out here if you find you are constantly needing craft materials. It includes everything you’ll ever need!

Bird's Nest Craft for Kids Pin

Spring Paper Plate Bird’s Nest Craft for Kids


  • White Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick/Tape
  • Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Feathers
  • Egg Stickers (optional)

How to Make a Spring Bird’s Nest Activity:

  1. Begin by cutting the paper plate in half. Paint the back of one of the halves completely brown for the bird’s nest. Set aside to dry.

2. Draw and cut out two circles on a paper of choice, one smaller one for the bird’s head and one larger one for the bird’s body.  

3. Cut out a small orange triangle for a beak and glue it to the bird’s head along with the two googly eyes. 

4. Glue the bird’s head circle onto the body. 

5. Glue (or tape) two feathers onto the back of the bird’s body circle so that they are sticking out to the side. 

6. Center the bird’s body on the top of the plate nest when it is dry and glue (or tape) down. 

7. Draw and cut out 3-4 small eggs and glue them underneath the bird onto the nest. If you are going for an Easter themed project you can use Easter egg stickers here instead. 

8. Cut Easter grass into smaller pieces if using (or prepare grass from outside). Spread glue all over the outside edges and bottom of the paper plate. Stick grass to glue. 

9. Add any other details you’d like to the birds. You could draw on wings, add feet, etc…if desired. Then your bird is complete!



Hi, I'm Rachael. I am a kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two sweet girls.
  1. Danielle

    So cute! Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Danielle!

    • Sankhamala

      This is a great way to engage the little ones. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Katherine

    That’s so cute! I have an extra long weekend coming up, so I might out this to use as a craft on one of those days! Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Katherine. Enjoy your extra long weekend!

  3. Kali Allen

    This is so cute! My 5 yo will love it. Thanks we have been looking for some Easter activities!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Kali! I hope your 5 year old loves it as much as mine did!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Mihaela! Yes, we love egg hunts in our house!

  4. Michelle | Taste As You Go

    This is such a cute idea! My son’s preschool is closed on Friday for Good Friday, so we might try and make this together.

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Michelle! Enjoy the extra time with him and have a Happy Easter!

  5. Cristina

    This is so cute. I bet that my 3 year old would enjoy this craft so we’ll give it a try for sure.

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Cristina! It is perfect for a 3 year old!


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