Kids Kreate


This is a project that is great to do with scouts or a 4-h group. This is another craft my kids really enjoyed making. We did this as part of our bird theme week.

Peanutty Birds


  • Peanuts in the shell
  • string , dry grass etc (small amounts for nests)
  • toothpicks
  • feathers for the wings if you like
  • wiggly eyes
  • smooth rock
  •  bark to glue bird onto.



  1. First we painted our peanuts different colors. We painted several toothpicks yellow.
  2. Now glue on the wiggly eyes to the top front of your peanut.
  3. Glue on toothpick legs. Use CRAFT or TACKY glue.
  4. Glue on a beak out of yellow paper or use a small piece of toothpick.
  5. Add feathers to the sides if you like. We did.
  6. Now take your rock or piece of bark or whatever you are using for a base and add some glue. Kind of make a globby circle. Build up your nest out of dry grass, yarn etc. We made little clay eggs to put in them. You could also use play dough.
  7. now place glue on the bottom part of the toothpick legs and glue them down in the outside of your bird nest. You can glue a small square of Styrofoam down to put them in also but make sure you cover it up.
  8. All that is left is to display it!



Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at  

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