Paper Bags + Scissors = Nest

Paper Bags + Scissors = Nest

The egg dying & decorating season is in full swing. Regardless of whether you're doing plastic, "real," hard-boiled or blown-out, chances are you'll soon have some eggs in your house. What would be the perfect place to showcase some of those eggs? "A NEST!," my kids shouted.

I saw this cute--and SUPER easy--project to create "nests" for our eggs. You can find projects to create more sophisticated papier-mache nests, but this version was just right for our small hands and attention spans.

Ages:
2 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. brown paper lunch bag (2)
  2. scissors
  1. To start, cut off the top 3-4" of the bag. You can recycle the top of the bag or turn it into something else (cuffs? a house? a tunnel?).

  2. Cut lots of slits in the top of your now-smaller (bottom part of the) bag. It works best if you cut all the way down to where the bottom folds up. (S is about half-way through her cut here.) This works out to about 2-3"deep slits.

  3. Here's the finished version of Bag #1:

  4. Repeat the same cutting with the other bag, and then open both bags up, like so:

  5. Then insert one bag inside the other...

  6. And then "scrunch" the sides down and together, all the way around the bag. Doesn't it look just like a nest?

  7. Pop your egg in, and voila! I think a few of these lined up on our dining room table will look so festive!

  8. P.S. If you're looking for another easy, no-mess two-ingredient project, check out our simple egg decorating technique using just colored craft tape (with plastic or papier mache eggs.)