How to Make a Spanish Moss Bird’s Nest Craft

How to Make a Spanish Moss Bird’s Nest Craft

This is a great project for a Spring craft or Easter. It will go perfectly in an Easter Tree. It’s an easy craft for you or the kids to try out.

Spanish Moss

Paper Mache Paste – Here’s a great recipe

  • 1 Cup of bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups of water, cold or warm
  • 1/2 Cup of white school glue
  • Pinch of salt
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk Measuring cup

Just mix everything together until it forms a syrup-like texture

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  • A small bowl for a nest mold- make sure it’s just the size you want your nest to be. If you want to do a big nest for life-sized birds, you could use a regular table bowl. That would be a fun project! I might have to do that, too!

Now, here’s what you’ll need to do:

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  • Place enough of your Spanish Moss in the bowl to cover the edges, and leave a cushioned bottom for the birds.
  • Try to push the center down to look like a bowl. Don’t worry if moss is sticking up, and out – you can trim that later.
  • Apply your Paper Mache paste to the Spanish Moss. Make sure you put enough on that it will go through the layers of moss – all the way to the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  • If it is too much, and the paste is sitting on the bottom of the bowl – gently invert the bowl to let the nest drop down onto any surface, clean out the paste, and set the moss nest back in place to dry.
  • Let dry for a day or two.
  • Trim any wild-looking moss off the top.
  • You’re done!
  • Add some cute little birds, and maybe even a butterfly or dragonfly 🙂

paper-mache-nest

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

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