Plastic Lace Bird Nests

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

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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
Plastic Lace Bird Nests
Plastic Lace Bird Nests