Over at Carolyn’s Homework, our crafty pal Carolyn is in the midst of a series of papier mache projects using her special paste recipe.  As an ode to spring, she came up with a twine-and-fabric bird nest inspired by real nest building.  The project is perfect for anyone who habitually saves even the smallest scraps just in case you happen to need them later.  (Okay, I admit it, I have a ridiculously hard time disposing of anything craft related!)  [how to make a twine and fabric bird nest]

Project estimate:

  • Twine, on hand or $1
  • Papier mache paste (flour, water, sugar), on hand
  • Scrap fabric, on hand
  • Bowl, on hand

Total:  Free and up