Plastic Lace Bird Nests


size: 2”

Materials

  • FOR EACH:
  • Plastic lace, in colors of choice
  • Wooden stick
  • Yellow pom-poms, two
  • Orange felt, scrap
  • Black beads, two
  • Hemp or jute twine, 24” length
  • Low-temp glue gun and sticks
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Directions

  • 1. For chick, use tacky glue to glue two yellow pom-poms together. Cut two 1/2” triangles (beak) and two 1/2” half-circles (wings) from orange felt. Glue beak on head and wings on sides of body. Glue beads (eyes) above beak. Let dry.
  • 2. For nest, measure and cut three 36” lengths of plastic lace in colors of choice. Braid three strands together. Use glue gun to spot glue ends together.
  • 3. Coil braided plastic-lace into nest shape. Use glue gun to spot glue ends together. Let dry. Cut 4” plastic-lace length. Wrap length around nest; knot ends. Glue chick inside nest.
  • 4. Measure and cut 24” length of plastic lace. Wrap lace around center of stick; tie ends to secure. Glue nest in center of stick.
  • 5. For hanger, measure and cut two 12” lengths of hemp or jute twine. Wrap each length around end of stick; knot ends together at center.
  • Tip
  • 1. Adults, help kids when using glue gun.
  • Note
  • 1. Skip the sticks and make nests as fun place-markers or table favors!

by Melony Bradley

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