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Easter Craft – Balloon Bowl Feather Nests

My pinterest feed is filled with fabulous looking balloon bowl DIY’s and I have been busting to try to make one myself.

With Easter fast approaching I thought it would be fun to try this with feathers. How much sweeter would an Easter egg hunt be if everyone was looking for a little fluffy egg filled nest?!

A fun and feather filled DIY nest just in time for Easter

You will need:

  • 1 balloon
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush (old one that you won’t mind covering in glue)
  • A bowl to rest the balloon in
  • Feathers – I got mine for $3 a bag at the discount store  (1 bag = approx. 2 nests)

Easter Nests DIY

Craft and images by Elise Clarkson from Wild Mountain Child  for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Step 1.

  • Blow up the balloon very small. About one puff of air!
  • Rest the balloon in the bowl with the tied end facing down

Easter Nests DIY

Step 2.

  • Use the paintbrush to coat the top half of the balloon with a generous layer of Mod Podge

Easter Nests DIY

Step 3.

  • Apply one layer of feathers and completely coat with Mod Podge
  • Repeat this process until you have about three layers of feathers
  • On the fourth layer of feathers you can leave some parts dry to create a more nest like look

Easter Nests DIY

Step 4.

  • Allow to dry overnight

Step 5.

  • Pop the balloon and it will peel away
  • Remove any excess balloon and trim any extra glue away from the top feathers

Easter Nests DIY

Step 6.

  • Fill with chocolatey goodness

Easter Nests DIY

Easter Nests DIY

The Nitty Gritty

  • The star of the show here is Mod Podge. You really want to be generous with the application
  • Feathers will get stuck to you and the more you try to remove them the more they will stick. Sorry about that!
  • Customise the feather colours to make individual nests for different children
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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