There are several ways to display your decorated Easter eggs, including placing them inside a nest. Fortunately, there is an easy way to construct a nest at home. Your children will want to get in on the fun, and can even make a nest full of Easter eggs for a teacher or grandparent.
You will need the following items to make your Easter egg nest:
- Brown paper lunch bags
Follow these steps to construct your Easter egg nest:
Scrunch your brown paper lunch bag down so that the sides are higher than the dip in the middle.
Coat the middle of the bag, as well as the sides, with glue. Don’t worry, the glue will dry clear so that all you will see is the nesting materials.
Place pieces of hay over the glue to coat the outside and center of the nest. If you want to overlap any of the pieces of hay, just add a few more dabs of glue.
Place a few feathers here and there throughout the nest. Keep in mind that birds will use any materials they can find to construct their nests, and this often includes a few feathers. You may need a little more glue to do this.
Set the homemade Easter egg nest aside until all of the glue dries.
Place your dyed Easter eggs in the nest. Use as a table centerpiece, or give it away as a gift.
Tip: FamilyFun’s version of this craft suggests using twigs from your backyard. I found this to make the nest a little heavier than the hay, but you can certainly use the twigs if you want to.