With Easter approaching, a lot of us will be dyeing eggs with into every color of the rainbow. It's a tradition I really enjoy. But as pretty as the dyed eggs are, I'm fascinated by the naturally occurring colors of birds' eggs. The American robin lays eggs so beautiful that we've named the a color after them: robin's egg blue. Today's craft is all about these gorgeous eggs. Affiliate links below.
American Robin Nest with Eggs
Paint a 4" square of watercolor paper robin's egg blue, using either paints or watercolor pencils. While the paint dries, cut a square of scratch paper just over 1". Fold it in half, then draw the curve of an egg along the folded side. Cut along the line and unfold the paper to reveal an egg template that is a little bigger than a quarter. (Robins' eggs are 1.1-1.2" long and weigh about the same as a quarter).
Trace the template four times on the painted paper, then cut out the eggs.
Take a handful of Spanish moss and form it into a bowl-shaped nest approximately 6" in diameter. Glue the nest to a square of black cardstock. Arrange 3 eggs in the nest, then glue them in place.
Write AMERICAN ROBIN on a strip of white cardstock, then glue it to the black cardstock below the nest. Glue the final egg to the label.
If these were real robin eggs, they'd hatch in about 2 weeks and the baby birds would leave the nest about 2.5 weeks after hatching. Your craft won't change though - sorry about that!
Robins are common throughout the contiguous 48 states, so this is a good craft no matter where you live. But if you happen to be in Connecticut, Michigan, or Wisconsin, this is a particularly excellent project since your states have named the American Robin as the state bird. Enjoy!