10-Minute Paper Bag Nest

I love quick and easy crafts.  Today’s project only takes scissors, glue, and a paper grocery bag to make up a simple spring nest.  It’s a great kids’ craft!  My daughter loved helping me with this one, and she’s been watching her nest all week checking to see if her chocolate eggs have hatched.  I have no idea what she thinks might come out of there, but it’s been great entertainment for both of us and takes next to nothing for supplies.

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What you will need:

Spring Crafts: 10-Minute Paper Bag Nest at www.happyhourprojects.com

  • Craft Glue (or a glue stick for littles)
  • Scissors
  • Grocery bag

First, cut a large circle.  It doesn’t have to be exact.  We used the large size circle for the nest that holds 5 eggs.

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Then, cut your circle into a spiral.  This also doesn’t need to be exact.  Just enough to have a long, continuous piece of paper.  Next, begin coiling it into the shape of a nest, adding dots of glue as you go.

Spring Crafts: 10-Minute Paper Bag Nest at www.happyhourprojects.com

You can glue another circle to the bottom of the nest if you want, but honestly – kids won’t care.  Mine didn’t.  By the time you add eggs, you won’t even know there’s a little hole down there.

Spring Crafts: 10-Minute Paper Bag Nest at www.happyhourprojects.com

Then, have the kids add some eggs, and they’re done!  A bit of Easter basket grass or paper shreds would also make for a fun touch.

Spring Crafts: 10-Minute Paper Bag Nest at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve been thinking of popping some marshmallow peeps into the nest one of these mornings, just to see what my daughter thinks about marshmallow hatchlings. ;) Mmmmm… peeps.

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Comments

  1. Now this is MY kind of craft. I am so not crafty, but I try to have something easy to make w/ my preschooler at least once a week. This I can pull off. Thanks!
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  2. What a great Easter project to do with kids! And it’s so cute (and cheap) – my kind of project! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Oh that’s such a cute idea, pretty sure peep hatchlings will be a hit!
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  4. Such a cute idea and looks pretty easy enough to do with my toddler too. Thanks for sharing :)
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  5. I love quick and easy crafts, too and this is a good one! Now I know what I’ll be doing with my grandson over the weekend. Thanks for the great idea!
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  6. Too cute! My daughter would love making this!
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  7. Loving the simplicity of this project! Perfect for my little guy :)
    Pinning now!!
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  8. This is a fun little project, my daughter loves practicing with scissors I think we will try this before Easter. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Crystal says:

    Super easy and super cute! What a fun project! Pinned :)

  10. Oh my goodness! How cute is that??? You are amazing! Pinned :)
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  11. This is awesome and so fun!!!
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  12. That is so easy and fun!

  13. Well, of course peeps come from plastic eggs. I don’t know why I didn’t realize that.
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