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How To Make Paper Bag Nests

To display our Blown-Out Easter Egg Nature Egg craft, we decided to create paper bag nests.

There really isn’t a wrong or right way to make a paper bag nest. In this post, we share two techniques that we experimented with and they both resulted in beautiful display-worthy nests!

In our example, we used one large ALDI paper bag to make our two paper bag nests. It was the only paper bag we had at home, but you could use any size bag and have success. In fact, using lunch bags would remove the issue of having printed ink visible on your final project.

With regular scissors, we each cut a large circle/oval from the bag. Neither circle was exact; they were both just roundish. Next, we started cutting our circles into spirals. We each created a different thickness for our spiral and on one spiral, we left the center circle intact at the end and on the other, we cut the circle off making our spiral appear more like a snake.

Directions on how to make a nest from a paper bag

Next, we started winding the spirals into nests shapes. We used glue to secure one nest and we used tape on the other.

Options for making "paper sticks" to add to your paper bag nest
Make extra “paper sticks” for your paper bag nests

For our glued nest, we cut extra rectangles and cut slits into one edge of each rectangle to make it fringed. We then crumpled the extra fringed-pieces, unfolded them and glued them into the nest.

In our taped nest, we cut individual twigs (small individual rectangles) and taped them one-by-one into the nest.

Voila! Your nest is complete!

You now have the perfect hand-crafted paper bag nest for displaying dyed Easter Eggs, plastic eggs, painted Leaf Eggs, Nature-Decorated Eggs, and even candy eggs!

For an extra touch, add collected outdoor materials like sticks, moss, and leaves to your paper bag nest. We used the leftover natural materials we collected for the projects in our Easter Nature Crafts post.

How to make a paper bag nest by Arts and Bricks
Paper bag nest, simple kid craft by Arts and Bricks

Looking for more ways to make paper bag nests? Check-out these blog posts, too:

Happy Hour Projects: 10-minute Paper Bag Nest
FamilyChic: Lunch Bag Nests

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