Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Now I Know My ABCs ~ N is for Nest

It's time for some fun alphabet crafts!! We hope you enjoy these! If you are new, you can visit our ABC webpage to find links to any other letters we have done, letters (with books listed) coming up, as well as all the fun crafty letters we have been working on. Be sure to check it out!


Sara Gillingham

Summary: This layered book with little finger puppet is sure to keep your little ones attention while you look at the little bird’s home.


What You'll Need:

  • Brown, orange and light blue or white foam sheets/construction papers
  • Raffia {or thinly shredded paper bag/construction paper}
  • Scissors
  • Pencil {to outline/trace letter} 
  • Marker/Pen
  • Googly eye
  • Glue


How to make the 'N’ Nest:

  1. Trace and cut an uppercase 'N' out of the brown foam sheet or construction paper. I used a foam sheet that was about 4" x 5" in size.
  2. Using the blue and white foam, cut out several small white eggs and a blue bird. I had a little piece of orange that I used for a beak as well. 
  3. If you don't have raffia on hand, have your little one snip brown paper to use as a 'nest'. I also used a piece of brown construction paper to form a ‘nest’ shape to glue the raffia onto.
  4. Glue the raffia/paper into the nook of the letter 'N'.
  5. Add your eggs and bird to finish your letter 'N'.


    Anonymous said...

    So cute!! I love the alphabet crafts that have dimension to them :-) Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful ideas.

    Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

    Ah I LOVE IT!!

    Amber P. said...

    That's super adorable! We have the most brightly colored birds here in Tennessee and we love seeing them fly about in the gray sky through brown, bare trees. This will be a fun one. Thanks.

    Little Family Fun said...

    So cute! I love how simple you make it look too!

    Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

    I have to tell you- I looooove all your letter crafts. We copy almost every one while doing our Alphabet crafts this year. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.


    Kristin Dyer said...

    Love your cute ideas, I decided now that preschool is almost over that we are going to do these together at home during the summer. My little boy loves animals and remembers the letter so well, when they connect with something he loves. Thanks

    Noelle means Christmas said...

    I only see my niece every weekends and I can't wait to see her now and start doing all these activities with her. I just can imagine how thrilled she will be when we do these while she learns. Thanks so much.