You will need:
Shredded Paper (I shredded my own from about 30 pages from an old book - brown paper sacks work great too! Be creative, don't spend a lot of money)
Plastic bowl (I got mine for a $1 at Dollar City - I didn't have anything with a good, round shape - you could use any plastic tub you already have)
Plastic to cover the bowl
Rubber band to hold plastic in place over the bowl
Tacky, white or clear glue - mixed half & half with water
Paint brush - wide
Cover your bowl with plastic wrap (I cut a trash bag piece to fit) & apply a rubber band to hold tightly in place
Dip your strips of paper into the glue/water mixture and place onto the plastic covered bowl. Cover the bottom and sides completely. I placed 5-7 strips at a time. Once I got the first layer on I brushed it with the glue mixture. You will need to apply multiple layers to make it thick enough to stand on it's own.
Press strips loosely on outside of nest to create a more "nest-like' look. I brushed the glue mixture in just a couple spots to hold the strips onto the paper mache' bowl.
I pulled the plastic away from the bowl after 30 minutes. I was afraid it would stick too much and damage the paper nest. Having air flow both inside and out, drying time is cut in half...about 6 hours. If you are in a rush blow dry it on a cool setting to give it a good kick start in the drying process.
Add candy and enjoy your Easter project!
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