This paper bag nest craft is perfect for a bird theme or animal habitats unit study. It allows your child to work on their cutting skills and artistic expression, and even better – they get something to play with after!
It’s official. We’re totally digging the paper bag crafts over here!
Every craft we’ve done has been frugal and fun! My son has enjoyed decorating each one and setting them up in his room like little decorations. He plays with them as well, making it a 2-in-1 deal! A project and a fun toy!
This paper bag nest craft hits your child’s fine motor skills, creative and artistic expression, and cutting skills! It’s also a great way to discuss animal habitats and birds. Having an open discussion about birds and how they build their nest and tend to their chicks brings the idea to life.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR ANIMAL HABITATS THEME:
- Check out my Animal Habitats Unit here. (Use code HABITAT25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Animal Activities for your Preschooler’s Habitat theme!
- Here’s a list of Animal Books for your Animal Habitat Unit Study.
- Here are 25 Animal Habitat Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Animal-Themed Snacks for your Kids
Animal Habitat Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Make a Bear Cave Craft
- How to Make a Rainforest Terrarium with Kids
- Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders
- Animal Habitat Invitation to Play
- Paper Plate Lion Craft
- Owl Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids
- Desert Sensory Bin
- Arctic Sensory Bin
- Forest Sensory Bin
- Ocean Sensory Bin
Animal Habitat Facts for your Preschooler:
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How to Make a Paper Bag Nest Craft
Start by rolling the paper bag down on itself, almost like rolling up your pants.
From here, make small cuts along the sides of the nest, and allow your child to do the same with a pair of safety scissors. It can be a bit difficult to cut through the layers, so it will be a new experience.
Time for decorating! We decided to use washable paint only, but any craft materials would be cute! Natural materials from outside, like twigs and brush would make for a more realistic nest craft.
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