I've been seeing variations on this theme all over the blogosphere, so I was curious to get my hands gooey and see what I could do...
First, I gathered my supplies: Mod Podge, a disposable bowl, brown yarn, a plastic bowl (chosen only for its shape), and an old music book. And plastic eggs!!! Why are they not in the photo? I think my son was trying to swipe them at the time...well, whatever the reason do NOT forget your plastic easter eggs!
Next, I channeled my inner birdie and made a nest. I cut the yarn into LOTS of pieces of varying length, then dipped the pieces into my Mod Podge (which I had poured into my disposable bowl). Then I randomly placed the pieces across the bottom of this bowl, overlapping them, going for a nest-y look. I left the bowl to dry overnight (it takes a LONG time to dry!). Looks like a very peculiar cake.
Then, on to the eggs!
I started by tearing my music paper into strips. Incidentally, I discovered that thin strips are better than thick ones. They wrap around the eggs more easily. I dipped each strip into the Mod Podge...
...then got my little fingers all ooey gooey smooshing the paper all over the eggs.
Then I set up the eggs to dry on my special homemade Mod Podged Egg Drying Contraption (aka, another styrofoam bowl upside down with toothpicks stuck in it). I'm clever, I tell ya.
And by the next day, I was able to pry my little nest off its bowl (wait until the Mod Podge looks clear!) and, while it was a little more flexible than I had anticipated, it still looks kinda cool with my eggs!
Soo....if I were to do this again, I'd probably try paper mache instead, because I think that might give me a slightly stiffer result. I think I'd do a few more layers on the nest as well- maybe do 2-3 thin layers and allow each layer to dry in between so it wouldn't take forever to dry. But all in all, it was a fun, ooey-gooey project, and I especially love my musical eggs!! :-)
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