Happy Spring! Paper Mache Bird Nests

I came across this idea while browsing my mom’s latest issue of Country Living Magazine.   I could not find an online version of the page, but I came across this from eHow with very similar instructions.

  1. We emptied the paper shredder from Gaga’s office. You can shred your own paper, but paper from a paper shredder is perfect. Country Living Suggested shredding paper bags for a brown nest.
  2. We wrapped small bowls in plastic wrap.  We found the small bright colored plastic Ikea Kalas bowls work well. We set them on parchment paper.
  3. We used regular white paper glue and mixed it with an equal amount of water to make the paper mache glue
  4. We dipped handfuls of the paper into the glue and wrapped the paper around the outside of the plastic wrapped bowl.
  5. Ours took close to 48 hours to dry (we used a lot of glue), but I was able to unmold them after 24 hours.
  6. We filled ours with some cute pretend eggs we had on hand, but candy, small gifts or little chicks would all be perfect! You can also paint the nest if you wanted it to be brown or any other color.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Training Up My Boys
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 13:01:20

    These are great. I was thinking of using paper mâché to do something for my son to paint. Thanks for the recipe here. Btw, I really enjoy your crafts and ideas. They really do bring joy to evey day life 🙂


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