Making these are a messy, easy, fun, and inexpensive way to spend your Friday night and a new way for the Easter Bunny to hide the candy!
The nest part of the project was the messy part! I have some partially filled bags of paper shred laying around (from previous projects) and figured that the kraft color would make a good nest. I have these little blue Pyrex ramekins/souffle cups. I turned them upside down and covered them with plastic wrap.
Next, I took some regular school glue and mixed it 50/50 with tap water. My first try, I used Modge Podge, but that is expensive and my next was really shiny and it looked weird. I dunked handfuls of the paper shred in the glue/water mix, squeezed it out then I molded it around the bowl.
I let them dry for about 12 hours, then peeled them off of the bowls. The inside of the nest was still a little wet (it's from the plastic wrap), so I let them dry out a bit more.
More fun with the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge! I love this cartridge and have been wanting to use this cut for some time now. I cut it out, used several layers not to mention pop dots and added a little bow for finish it off. I cut the tag using Nestabilities and stamped the sentiment.
I finished them off by adding some multi colored paper shred and Dollar Store plastic eggs. It's my intention to put candy in the eggs, but I need to buy some more as I've already eaten the bag I bought already!
Stamps: Dandelion Designs-Sentiment
Ink: Versafine and Versa Magic
Misc: Paper shred, glue, plastic eggs, souffle cups or ramekins, plastic wrap, pop up dots, Cricut, 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge, Nestabilities, Mama Elephant Bow Die
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