• Step 1

    Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut very thin book page strips, about 1 1/2 to 2 small paperback pages worth per nest.

  • Step 2

    Cover the top of a 1″ x 1″ piece of cardstock in glue dots.

  • Step 3

    Gather the book page strips, aligning the edges as much as possible, and wrap around your index finger, looping the edges of the strips underneath to form a base. Adjust as needed – it takes a bit of finessing.

  • Step 4

    Press the nest onto the glue dot covered cardstock from step 2, using your finger to make a hole in the center of the nest as you press down. You may need to add more glue dots at this point if some of the loose ends start to unravel.

  • Step 5

    Trim any remaining loose ends with craft scissors, but be sure to leave some loose pieces so the nest looks more natural.

  • Step 6

    Insert a toothpick into the bottom of a plastic robin’s egg. They typically have a hole in the bottom already, so you shouldn’t have to create one.

  • Step 7

    Using school glue and a paintbrush, paint the entire surface of the plastic egg, and immediately sprinkle glitter over the entire surface, using a paper plate or piece of paper to catch the excess glitter. Set the egg aside and allow the glue to dry. Remove the toothpick after the glue is completely dry.

  • Step 8

    Add hot glue or glue dots to the bottom of the egg, and place into the center of the nest. Slide the calendar number behind the egg, gluing in place, if necessary. If you won’t be handling or moving the nest much, then it’s not necessary to attach the number with glue.

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