What is it about bird nests that enchant kids (and adults) so much? The promise of new life? The curiosity of what will appear when those eggs hatch? That comforting circle shape that's oh so¬†cozy? Maybe all of the above and more! Most children love getting a glimpse of a bird nest while out in nature, plus bird nests, in toy form, can be a great educational tool for kids. In fact, the only thing better than a bird nest is a gigantic bird nest, and we've rounded-up 13 of these magical nests that will delight and inspire your little ones. Keep reading to see some of the coolest oversized bird nests out there!
The¬†enormous birdsnest-inspired bed, shown here and in the first image in the gallery is a super playful design that allows anyone a sweet spot to curl up and sleep, relax and dream.¬†Designed by O*GE CreativeGroup, the Giant Birdsnest aka ‚ÄúGiant Birdsnest for creating new ideas‚ÄĚ was conceived and created as a prototype for new and inspiring socializing space: a fusion of furniture and playground. This nest, though pricey, is not as expensive as you might expect, and will definitely be a showstopper in any home.
Maureen Wagner, a super creative individual who runs Brooklyn StrongStart, a free drop in program for families with children aged birth to 5 to come and play together, posts TONS of amazingly imaginative ideas for educating and engaging children, but one of her coolest posts is about how the kids reacted when she placed grapevine wreaths on the floor for the kids. The children said they were birds, which as you can imagine led to all sorts of conversations about what birds put in their nests, what kinds of birds the kids would be and more! This project is utterly simple to reproduce in your own home with your little ones, with a basic grapevine wreath from your local craft store.
If you and your family ever happen to be in Cleveland, then the Cleveland Public Library is a must see. This library recently erected a giant bird’s nest made from reclaimed wood in which kids and adults alike can read outside.
Got boxes? Of course you do, which also means you’ve got the supplies to make a super cool bird nest with your child. Take one empty cardboard box, some hot glue, and scissors and you can repurpose a simple box into something unique that your kids will love. Plus, depending on the size of your box, you can make this project as big as you like.
With some simple Kraft paper and ribbon, you and your kids can build this sweet nest for your kids to roost in. To add to the fun, make sure to do what The Cardboard Collective recommends and elevate the nest on some recycled boxes.
Swingrest, while not a nest exactly, is a nest-like perch for the whole family. Swingrest, created by French designer Daniel Pouzet, offers a beautiful, peaceful way to enjoy nature just about anywhere.
This giant DIY garden art bird nest, designed by Empress of Dirt is made from scrap tree branches and a couple of dollar store supplies. Your kids will love helping you build this giant nest which adds a big, bold, pro-bird statement to your garden, backyard or front porch.
These fascinating giant spirit nests, located in Big Sur Spirit Garden along the Pacific Coast, are large enough to accommodate up to eight people. Made with wood harvested from local forests, these cozy, human-sized nests are more than cool, they’re also structurally sound!
This hyper neat project allows you to reuse that kiddie pool all year long while boosting you kid’s creativity. Add whatever “nest” elements you like to the pool, though we LOVE the giant eggs Julie Kirkwood found!
Bette and Nash Castro giant birds’ nests are creative giant-sized nests made from locally found vines and branches at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Southwest Austin, Texas. Sure to delight kids if you visit, be sure to check out all the other cool exhibits this family-friendly garden center has to offer.
Sensory tables in general are excellent educational tools for kids, but this bird nest table, dreamed up by Glued To My Crafts, is extra cute and crafty. Plus, totally doable in your home with the tutorial.
For the low, low price of 65K, you too can have a tree house featuring double decker bird nests! Well, maybe not, but it’s fun to dream. This bling tree house in the Hamptons, designed by celeb tree house designer Roderick Romerothe is constructed of hyper sustainable materials, and while a bit out of most folks price range is very fun to see and perhaps inspiration for a more affordable tree house-nest project.