My daughter painted the grass and flower stems, the rest was all created by my students!
Here's a close up of our birds and butterflies. I love how they're all so different! The best thing about the birds is that they require no templates - just 1/2 a paper plate and some water color paints and my kids had a blast painting! Then they chose 3 "tail feathers" and 3 feathers for the wings, as well as their googly eyes. A folded orange rhombus makes the beak.
My daughter created the tree out of butcher paper and we added our torn paper birds' nests!
My students got a fine motor workout tearing all of the paper for their nests! I had 3 different colors of brown construction paper (not even sure how I ended up with 3 different browns, it was just what was in my cupboard!) and they tore it to cover 1/2 a paper plate.
Next they picked out 3 different colors for their baby birds, rounded the corners (I drew lines for them to cut) and picked out eyes. So simple yet so adorable!
I am absolutely in love with our hallway now - and just wait until you see our "April Showers" bulletin board tomorrow!