Swirly Bird Nests

Children can make a textural drawing of a bird nest with eggs using a few simple supplies.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • construction paper (dark blue/light blue)
  • oil pastels (or crayons)
  • scissors
  • glue

What You Do:

  1. Draw messy circles on the blue construction paper. (Use a variety of browns from light to dark).
  2. Then, add some black circles and swirly lines.
  3. Layer some white over the brown and black to blend the colors.
  4. Add some branches.
  5. Draw some leaves on the branches using light and dark green.
  6. Fold a strip of construction paper into 4 sections.
  7. Cut out oval shaped eggs.
  8. Decorate the eggs with spots/dashes.
  9. Glue the eggs to the nest.

Swirly bird nest art lesson

Start with construction paper.
Swirly bird nest art lesson
Draw swirly lines.
Swirly bird nest art lesson
Add leaves.
Swirly bird nest art lesson
The finished nest!

A complete 10 page lesson plan is available to members of The KinderArt Club.