What you need:
- Straw, grass, twigs and leaves
- Paper clay or playdough
- Edicol dye powder
- A small box
Play with the clay until it is soft and malleable then mold it into a bowl shape. Once you have a nice shape press the straw, grass, twigs and leaves into the clay to make a nest.
Now it’s time to make the eggs, take some clay or playdough and roll it into small balls. Sprinkle a little bit of different coloured edicol dye into a small box. Place your eggs into the box and roll them around to collect the dye. This gives the eggs a really nice speckled look.
Once you are happy with the eggs, place them into the nest.
Extension Idea: Talk to your child about birds and how their eggs turn into baby birds. Who sits on the nest? Is it mummy bird, daddy bird or both?