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You know what’s happening in our neck of the woods right now? Spring.
Right outside the sun is shining, the leaves and flowers are blooming, and the temperature is rising! Don’t tell Mother Nature of course. She could always change her mind.
For now though, Spring has arrived and we couldn’t be more excited! Cabin fever was giving us a good run for our money this year folks.
Before long we’ll be busting out the water table and hitting the swimming pool but for now, while we wait for the crazy Spring rains to pass, we’ll just stick to a few fun Spring themed crafts instead.
The first of those? Our lowercase letter N craft for our alphabet book!
I mean, nothing screams Spring quite like a bird’s nest right?
Alright then, let me start this tutorial by telling you that if you have a little one that is just starting to learn to use their scissors and can just manage a few straight cuts, this is perfect craft for them to practice those budding scissor skills!
So break out those safety scissors and let’s get started!
To make a lowercase letter N nest for your own alphabet book, you’ll need:
- Green, blue, and brown construction paper
- A sheet of white card stock
Cutting out the pieces. This is where those scissor skills are really going to shine :)
We used the green construction paper to cut out our lowercase letter N and from the blue (you’re really only going to need a scrap of paper), we cut out a few different sizes of eggs to go in our nest.
The brown, obviously, became the pieces for the nest. For these pieces, just have your child cut out a bunch of skinny rectangles. Tall triangles or wider rectangles would work too :) Pretty much whatever shapes that they feel would make the best nest.
First and foremost, if you’re creating an alphabet book with your letter crafts, you’ll need something to keep it in the book, so glue your letter N onto your sheet of card stock.
Then, just start building that nest!
This step has no rhyme or reason and there is no right or wrong way to make it. Just started glueing your brown rectangles (or other shapes) onto your letter and see what you come up with.
Once you’ve added all of your brown pieces, or at least enough that you’re satisfied with how your nest looks, grab a couple of those birdie eggs and add those to the top.
One thing we did find with this particular craft is that even with using a glue stick, it takes a few minutes for it all to dry since you have so many layers stacked on top of each other.
But don’t you worry! We’ve got something to keep you busy :)
While you’re waiting, grab the lowercase letter N page from the bundle of interactive alphabet pages and get that ready to add to your alphabet book as well!