Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shredded Paper Nest!

Here's my second Easter Project that I promised.  This Shredded Paper Nest project is a little messy , but definitely worth it.  It's also a great way to do a little recycling.

Items needed: shredded paper (I used a brown paper bag),  wax  paper, cling wrap, clear glue, and a bowl.
I used my husband's paper shredder in his office to shred a brown paper bag.
First, wrap a bowl securely with cling wrap.
Once the bowl is wrapped place it upside down on 2 sheets of wax paper.
Now for the messy part!  In a mixing bowl mix equal parts of water  and clear glue.  I used a 1/2 cup of each and it made enough for 2 nests.  Dip hand fulls of shredded paper in the glue mixture.  Try to remove some of the excess glue and then cover your prepared bowl with the paper.  
Press some dry shredded paper on your bowl.  This will give it a "nesty" look.  The original instructions for this project said that it takes 12 hrs. to dry....mine was still pretty damp after 12 hrs.  To speed things up I got the help of my hair dryer!  When it was close to being dried I removed the bowl and cling wrap.  


Wrapped in colored cellophane and tied with a bow would make cute gifts for teachers or co-workers!!


Painting Tips and Tricks said...

This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

Kim said...

perfect for the egg project! :) i think i will do this for my girls' teachers this year. and maybe even my mom...super cute.

Mommy and Daddy said...

I agree with Kim. This is one I would love to try. For myself and for others. Thanks for sharing your gift. Shannon Dillard

Ruby said...

I like that you used brown paper because it really looked like a bird’s nest! Plus, the fact that you placed eggs in it makes it more realistic. It may have been quite messy to do, but I agree that it does look worth doing.

Ruby Badcoe