How to Make a Robin's Nest With Eggs

A robin's nest with eggs is an ideal craft for making at Easter time. It can be displayed on an Easter table or anywhere else in the house to add an Easter and spring decorative touch.

Steps

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    Assemble the supplies needed. These are listed below.
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    Make the salt dough if you haven't already. See How to make salt dough for details.
    • Color some of the salt dough yellow or brown, for the nest.
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    • Color the remaining salt dough the color that you'd like the eggs to be. If you want more than one color of egg, divide the salt dough up and dye each portion a different color.
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    Push the brown or yellow salt dough through the garlic press to create "worms". These will be turned into the nest.
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    Using the salt dough "worms", shape a small, rounded nest.
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    Create the eggs. Using the colored dough pieces, roll the salt dough into egg shapes. Try to keep each one small and evenly shaped. They should all be of the same or similar size.
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    Wet one side of each egg with a dab or brush of water. Adhere to the base of the nest.
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    Leave to dry. Once dried, the nest can be placed into a display.
    • If liked, attach a small twig to one side of the nest and stick a model robin to it. If you cannot find a model robin, fashion one from an image stuck to cardboard and glue this upright to the twig.
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Tips

  • Attach a paper leaf or two to the end of the twig.
  • This looks lovely displayed on a mantelpiece shelf or on the Easter table.
  • Modeling clay can be used in place of salt dough; simply follow the instructions accompanying the clay.

Things You'll Need

  • Salt dough, yellow or brown color for the nest
  • Salt dough, in color of choice for eggs (note that robin's eggs would be a light blue for being exact)
  • Garlic press
  • Small robin model or picture stuck to cardboard
  • Twig and paper leaves (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Easter Crafts