Inspired by a tromp through the bush, here is an easy, inexpensive family craft that gets you out there in the elements. Easy enough to whip up in time for Easter this weekend.
Head out to your nearest park or bushland.
Collect dry grass and reeds and any other small treasures suitable to feather your nest with.
To make nest
1) Make a solution from white craft glue and water. This is not an exact science. The consistency needs to be not as thick as glue, not as thin as water.
2) Cut grass down to pieces a about 1 foot long and mix in a large metal bowl with the glue solution, coating all the grass.
3) Using a small round bowl (we found metal best) start building the nest by wrapping the long pieces around the inside of the bowl.
4) Let dry over night.
5) Tidy up the nest and trim off any wild pieces of grass.
5) Run a knife gently around the outside of the nest to loosen from the bowl.
A scrumptious little nest any bird would be proud to nest in. A perfect place setting for Easter, ready to nestle some chocolate eggs into or to perch on a counter top with a few treasures inside. Another great craft from my mum. Clever lady.