{Paper Bag} Baby Bird in a Nest Craft

Bird Nest Craft @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I originally found this craft over at Kangaroo Boo Blog and adapted it for my needs.

When I first saw this craft, I totally fell in love with how sweet it was. I love birds – in fact, I collect birds and you’ll find them tucked on shelves, in corners or on paintings all around my house!

I used this craft for one of my children ministry programs – for about 80 children – this year at campmeeting.

Baby Bird Nest Craft

Materials {per child}

  • 1 brown lunch bag
  • 1 blue Easter egg
  • orange construction paper
  • black Sharpie marker
  • brown shredded paper
  • glue or a glue dot 

Begin by carefully rolling the edges of the brown paper bag down into a next shape. Depending on the age of the children doing this craft you may or may not want to roll the lunch bag into a nest shape for them.

Add shredded brown paper to the center of the nest. I found brown paper shreds in plastic bags at the Dollar Tree. You could also use a shredder to cut up some brown construction paper.

Use a Sharpie marker to make “eyes” on the wide end of the blue egg. Cut out a small beak from orange construction paper. I just free handed these with a pair of scissors. I used a single glue dot for each beak and that worked really well. I love glue dots!

Place your baby bird in the nest and your done!

I love working with children and finding great crafts to correlate to the lesson. This craft could be used for a number of Bible illustrations or as a homeschool craft for a story book or nature study!


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L is for Lemonade Stand

ABC's of Summer Fun {L is for Lemonade Stand} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Summertime and lemonade just seem to go together. Don’t you think? So, there’s no way I could do a summer fun series without including a Lemonade Stand! Here are some ideas to help your little entrepreneur get started. PLUS, some fun free printables to download!

Lemonade Stand Ideas

Lemon Goodies to Bake

Perfect Lemonade Recipe

The Perfect Lemonade Recipe @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This recipe comes from Paula Deen over at Food Network.

The Perfect Lemonade

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

Heat one cup of the cold water until hot. In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water  to make one gallon.Stir until well mixed. Add slices of lemon to lemonade.

Serve lemonade over ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lemon slice if desired.

Printable Lemonade Stand Kit {15 Pages}

Printable Lemonade Stand Kit @ AVirtuousWoman.org

How to Download

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  2. Download the .pdf file for the Lemonade Stand Kit here.
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ABC’s of Summer Fun {K is for Kite}

ABC's of Summer Fun {K is for Kite} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

ABC’s of Summer Fun

You can find all of the posts in this series here.

The sun is shining and there’s a nice breeze… what better way to spend a summer afternoon than flying kites?

There have been several times we have purchased a beautiful kite, assembled it, and let the kids run across the field to catch the wind. It’s so. much. fun.

ABC's of Summer Fun {K is for Kite} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

K is for Kite Activities

Do you have sweet memories of flying a kite? If not, it’s time to make some!

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