Craft projects don't always involve paper, scissors and glue. Sometimes I like to construct something that reminds my children of the change of seasons with food items, such as the recent arrival of spring. My daughters think that it's just as fun to do this, plus they get the joy of eating the craft afterward.
To make an edible bird’s nest you will need the following items:
- Paper plates
- Graham crackers
- Coconut flakes
- Food coloring
- Vanilla frosting
- Egg shaped candies
Follow these steps to make your edible bird’s nest:
Give each child a paper plate plus one graham cracker square for each bird’s nest that they want to build. My daughters usually make about three nests each.
Mix the coconut flakes with three to five drops of green food coloring. Once you finish that, mix the same amount of green food coloring with the vanilla icing. You want the icing to be the same color as the coconut flakes.
Spread a layer of green frosting on the top of the graham cracker. Top with coconut flakes.
Add more frosting around the edges and then toss more coconut on top. You want the nest to be taller around the sides.
Drop a few egg shaped candies inside the nest. You can use jelly beans, chocolate covered eggs, or even malted milk balls.
- You may want to have your child wear an apron while creating this craft, as food coloring can stain clothing.
- If you don’t want your nest to be green, you can use another color instead.