It’s so much fun being in the mood for Easter together. Not just for Easter, really, but for spring in general. Because basically Easter represents spring … bright colors, bright flowers, green meadows, blue skies and sunshine. Spring, on the other hand, represents an awakening from hibernation … from cold and darkness. I think that’s wonderful!
This is exactly why I value all stations in their own way. Each one brings a special atmosphere, I don’t want to miss any of them.
If you are looking for a quick and easy craft idea for Easter, I would like to show you in this post how you can make little Easter nests out of popsicle sticks and a little glue. Older children can do all of this on their own, younger children need a little help, but most of all they hope they can fill the Easter nests later.
Have fun playing!
Make Easter nests with popsicle sticks
- 24 popsicle sticks per Easter basket
- Glue (all-purpose glue, craft glue, or hot glue)
- a pencil
- a rule
- some easter grass
- Filling the Easter nests
This is how you do it:
1.) For each Easter basket, first mark the middle of 8 popsicle sticks and then cut them in half at the point where the marks are made.
2.) Then take 8 more popsicle sticks and draw the same marks in four places. You can see exactly how I say it in the following image.
3.) Now glue four half popsicle sticks to two of the popsicle sticks with the marks. Repeat everything four times, so there are four small fences in all.
4.) Next, place the four small fences as shown in the following image and place another grid of four ice sticks horizontally and four vertically in the middle. Everything is arranged so that the individual popsicle sticks are at the same height as the “fence posts”. You then glue this grid, which will later become the base of the Easter basket.
5.) In the end, it gets a bit complicated. At this point it also depends on how well you have worked beforehand or how exactly you have measured everything. Because now the four elements of the fence must be glued together to form a square. And the floor glued on the fourth step should then be glued to the bottom of this square. This works best with hot glue. You can use a little more of this to fill any gaps. You will see that it works wonderfully! =)
6.) Next, you fill their Easter nests with some Easter grass and then fill them with Easter chicks and Easter treats as you like. Brightly colored, hard-boiled eggs look great on it too.
I wish you lots of fun making things and I look forward to the photos of your handmade Easter nests!
All the best,
your Mari =)