We still are on a summer schedule in our home, which will last for the most part, until our homeschool year begins anew. Over the next few weeks we will s-l-o-w-l-y spend more time focusing on our books, experiments and such.
For now, though, there are summer crafts still to make....inspired by our week long camping trip at a beautiful state park on Lake Michigan.
Along with my sons bird journal, we thought making a nest might be fun as well. I think I saw these in Midwest Living magazine? I'm not really sure. It's sort of a classic craft, really.
We put some brown paper bags through the shredder, yet you could cut them up with scissors as well. Alternatively, you could use brown construction paper as well.
Also, we had some watered down elmer's clear gel glue nearby.
Place saran wrap around a regular bowl, on the under side of it.
Tip it over at your work station, with something to protect your table from glue underneath.
Just dip the shreds in the glue and place them onto the bowl where the saran wrap is. Make sure to have a good layer of them, so there are no "holes" in your little nest.
My 3 and 6 year olds enjoyed this very much--though, it is a bit messy. We think that's part of the fun of it all.
Wait until they dry to peel them off of the saran wrap.
Love is spelled t-i-m-e to a child--Diane Hopkins