Sometimes the prettiest Easter eggs are the ones that nature makes. There is nothing more Easter then a little Robin egg nest.
This year we went to our local farmers market and were able to buy a variety of eggs; goose, chicken, and quail. We talked about how different types of birds make different size, shape and color eggs. And some birds, like a Robin, make bright blue tiny eggs.
With that we decided to make a small Robin egg Easter basket.
The supplies are:
- Quail eggs
- Blue egg dye coloring mixture:1 cup water 1 tbs vinegar desired amount of cyan food coloring.
- Rope or string 12″ ( I used a natural fiber rope)
- Wood slice about 3″ thick (this was a slide out of our old Christmas tree but any large branch would work)
- 2″ Forstner bit and drill
- 1/4″ Drill bit
First, use the egg dye mixture to color the quail eggs to a nice bright blue. Set aside and let dry.
Using the 2″ forstner bit drill 1″ in to the wood slide creating bowl. Next, use the 1/4″ drill and drill two holes for attaching the rope handle.
Add a little rope to the bottom of the basket to make a nest. Place the dried blue Robin’s eggs in the basket to complete the decoration.