King James Version (KJV)
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
King James Version (KJV)
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust:
I am not a crafty person by nature, so I'm not really sure why I've been doing so many crafts lately. I've had this little Easter chick for several years now. She never needed a nest before, but this year she just cried out for one for her eggs. How could I resist?
The first nest I built her was not up to her high chicky standards. It was made entirely of a paper towel tube cut into strips and woven into a very low-quality nest. So, I knew I had to up my game. Aha - twine. Twine was the answer and she is now very happy in her new nest. Instructions are below.
- ball of twine
- empty paper towel roll
- paper brad type fastener, or short length of wire, or wire twister
- pliers to help twist wire (if needed)
- glue (I used superglue)
- nail/hammer to punch a hole
Begin by cutting the empty paper towel tube into 1/2" strips. You'll only need 4 strips.
Using a nail and hammer, make a small hole in the center of the strips.
Attach strips with a brad type fastener, or thread a short length of wire or a wire twister through the hole.
Either flatten out the brad ends, or make the wires into a pretty swirl on either side using needlenose pliers. Flatten the wire against the strips on both sides.
Spread out the strips into a star shape. At this point I added a dab of glue to the separate points to keep them from shifting when I started weaving the twine through the strips. Leaving the twine still attached to the ball, tie the end to one of the strips as shown, and begin weaving the twine in and out of the strips.
When your nest is tall enough, snip the twine from the ball, and weave the loose end down inside the nest through some of the other pieces to secure. Add a drop of glue if necessary. Cut off the extra length of the strips, leaving approximately 1/2" of the strips at the top.
Fold over the ends inside the nest. Glue and clamp them to dry.
Insert nesting material for your chick's comfort, add eggs, and she'll practically jump in!
Enjoy your little birdie nest!
~This Glorious Day~