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Crafts for Kids - How to make a nest for your teacher

Updated on April 5, 2012
The Nesters - an easy, inexpensive easter craft
The Nesters - an easy, inexpensive easter craft | Source

Materials you will need

Cheap multicolored yarn
Hair Spray
Small Balloons
Double sided tape
Gift tissue paper
Peeps
Chocolate Eggs

Materials
Materials | Source
Starting the yarn
Starting the yarn | Source
Balloon Mold.  I used way too much double sided tape and paid for it.  Just small amount here and there will do.
Balloon Mold. I used way too much double sided tape and paid for it. Just small amount here and there will do. | Source
Easter Nests - easy craft
Easter Nests - easy craft | Source

I am not what you would call a crafter. In my opinion, people who can wear the title of being a crafter do not back down from any craft. I am more into children's crafts. I like simple steps and few utensils. Anything more than that and I might run away screaming. I think crafts are cool and I admire all the talent and ideas out there but I am not skilled in many craft areas.

My daughter loves crafts even tho we do not do them much. There is something about making it herself that brings her so much more joy than shopping does. Sometimes, it awards us the opportunity to do something nice for her teachers without spending much. With Easter coming this sunday, I decided to try something with her.

THE NESTERS

I have to say that they were pretty easy to make. They were very inexpensive as well. I paid $1.77 for the yarn. I had the hairspray, the tissue, and the double sided tape already. I just needed the candy and the balloons.

STEPS

- Lets start by getting our balloons ready.
- Place a few small pieces of double sided tape on the balloon. One in your starting point and one or two on the sides. Don't do what I did. Too much tape makes it difficult to get the balloon off when you pop it and it makes the nest cave. Luckily, it was easy to work it back into shape with my fingers.
- Start the yarn off by rolling it into a wheel with your fingers.
- Once you have got the wheel going secure it to the balloon with the double sided tape.
- Continue building your nest. Be sure not to make it too tall. These are super cute but there is no support system.
- Now its time to use the hairspray. Spray liberally. Let sit until dry.
- Before popping the balloon, use a butter knife to separate the taped sides. Now POP!
*If you want a ruffled nest, place small pieces of tape around edges of nest/balloon. Spray liberally. Do not separate tape before popping balloon. POP! Do not remove balloon after popping. Spray liberally again and blow dry. Then remove balloon.
- Now its time to put some tissue in. I first put some double sided tape on the inside for extra support then I put in some tissue filling up to about half. I did not over fill.
- Finally, its time to get the love birds in with their 3 little eggs!
- I sprayed just a little more when I was done.

If you try it, have fun and Happy Easter!

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    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Leslie. Maybe, in time, I will graduate to grown up crafts, but I love the simple, fun of kids crafts.

      These were actually a plan b...plan a kinda blew up in my face a little bit.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Well done - I agree with Frank you can do craft for kids!

      These are super!

      Thank you and Happy Easter, best wishes Lesley

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      :) Thanks for the blessings Frank. You are funny. I guess I would be Victoria's secret.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      yeah you're cool too.. I just thought of something my mom's name is Victoria.. in our house you'd be Victoria's Secret... yeah.. too funny or what? Bless you girl

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR

      Lissette 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Hey she is a New Yorker and sounds fiesty. I am sure she is still ticking. What awesome flattery that you remember her.

      Thank you for reading. I am glad you thought it was cool.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      This was so cool.. you know you can really do crafts for kids.. I'm going to track down my high-school teacher Miss Bibbs.. and make her one of these.. I don't know she was 61 twenty years ago.. think she's still alive.. maybe kicking up some crab grass in Long Island..huh? kidding you are a moms- secret Bless you

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