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Straw Bird's Nest

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Here's how to make your own bird's nest out of straw. It's perfect for Easter time to display chocolate eggs - or why not create your own little chicks for your nest?



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Time: 15 mins plus 24 hours drying time.
Age: Any age
Level: Easy

Materials
Straw
PVA white glue
Bowl to mould the nest on
Bowl to mix the straw and glue.

Method
Mix straw with plenty of PVA white glue in a bowl. Make sure that all of the straw gets well covered in glue.
Take a handful of the straw/glue mix and press it into the bottom and sides of another bowl. Press the mix down well.



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Leave to dry for around 24 hours. It's worth going back to press the mix down again a few times as it's drying to make sure it doesn't spring up.
Once dry, carefully peel the nest out from the bowl.



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Add your chicks or chocolate eggs to the nest.



How to make a birds nest, straw birds nest, homemade birds nest, craft bird nest




How to make a birds nest, straw birds nest, homemade birds nest, craft bird nest


Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Nest
#Easter
#Natural materials
#Straw
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