I have been looking after my friends three year old and we have been having so much fun with some easy, but satisfying craft projects. One of which is this super simple paper plate nests for our pompom chicks. Once we made these he had so much fun playing with both the nests and chicks.
How to make paper plate nests
- Paper plates
- Nest material – we recycled some packaging materials we had
- Low melt glue gun or double sided tape
This is a really fun and simple craft that helps with scissor skills and fine motor skills and is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers (Q is nearly four). We used our low melt glue gun, but please do supervise any child with this. I used it and Q did the sticking and knew to keep his fingers clear of it.
If you are concerned then you could use double sided tape or even tacky glue, but you would need to leave the plate and glue to set for quite a while, whereas glue guns dry really fast.
Cut the paper plate in half. As the plates are cardboard you need to use good scissors. As I was supervising Q used metal kids scissor
Staple the curved edges together. Q really loved stapling the plates together, in fact he just loved stapling full stop! He continued stapling anything and everything for around 10 minutes after we had finished making our paper plate nests!
Cover the nest in your material. We recycled some packing material I had saved. One nest has a straw type packing material and the other nest has concertina packing paper, but these would look ace with real twigs on or even tissue paper or you could use paper from your paper shredder.
I am really pleased the way that these turned out and Q has taken them home to play with!
Now I know what to do with all the packaging that comes in my boxes x
Oh my word I love this how much fun.
They really are very cute – I can imagine children enjoying making these.
these look great! my girls would lvoe making them x
aww what a cute idea! now I know what to do with my shredded bills! x
these are the cutest and again very useful with having a reception class
Really cute idea, and simple enough for my daughter to make. Weekend activity sorted! Thanks Jen
Very cute looking festive decoration. Nice idea 🙂
Aww they are so cute, what a lovely way to make Easter decorations. x
These are so cute. I do love to craft with my small people, they get so much joy from it.
These are very sweet – and simple to make too.
Oh these are so cute! I should craft more with my kids
They are so cute! I always have a stash of paper plates – so many simple craft options – my youngest even likes just colouring them in!
Awww I bet they love you looking after them with all your wonderful crafts and talent! Very cute. 🙂
What a great Easter craft activity, plus it would be a lovely centre piece on an Easter party table x
Oh, these look super easy. We’re always getting boxes full of packaging and it’s nice to be able to use it creatively.
This is pretty darn cool. Looks more complicated then it is.
Will give it a go.
Thanks for sharing hun.
What a cute craft! Pinned it!
Oh these are just adorable! Thank you for sharing at #Pintorials 🙂
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These are great! Love them! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday