BIRD IN A NEST – Colour Mixing, Texture, Form

Students use Model Magic and twigs to create a small nest and then make a bird to sit in it.

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BIRD IN A NEST – Colour Mixing, Texture, Form


  • Crayola Model Magic Classpack - Assorted Colours
  • Crayola Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Small Twigs
  • Corrugated Cardboard - 10 cm x 10 cm (4" x 4")
  • Small Styrofoam Eggs - 1 per student


Step 1
  1. Mix red, yellow and blue Model Magic together to make brown.
Step 2
  1. Pinch the brown Model Magic into a round nest shape.
Step 3
  1. Press broken twigs into the Model Magic nest.
Step 4
  1. Spread glue over the surface of the small piece of cardboard.
Step 5
  1. Mix blue and yellow together to make green.
  2. Make a leaf shape with the green Model Magic.
  3. Press it onto the small piece of cardboard.
Step 6
  1. Press the nest onto the leaf.
  2. Set it aside to dry.
Step 7
  1. Flatten a small piece of Model Magic into a shape about .5 cm thick.
  2. Cover the Styrofoam egg with it.
  3. Add a small ball for a head.
  4. Add wings, a tail and other details.
Step 8
  1. Press the bird into the nest.
  2. You may want to add some glitter glue to the cardboard.
  3. Allow the Model Magic to dry for 2 days.
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