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Easter craft: Rock-a-bye Birdies

Rock-a-bye Birdies

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

For a centerpiece your family will flock to, anchor a tree branch in a pot of sand or pebbles, then dangle a bunch of these little swingers. We glued on some green tissue paper leaves for an extra touch of spring.


  • Egg carton
  • Hole punch
  • 1/4-inch-wide ribbon
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Pinking shears or decorative-edge craft scissors
  • Blown eggs
  • Glue stick
  • Colored feathers
  • Colored card stock
  • Marker


Rock-a-bye Birdies - Step 1

1. For each, cut a cup from the egg carton and punch 3 holes as shown.

2. Cut 3 pieces of ribbon, each about 9 inches long. Thread an end of each piece through a hole in the carton and knot it, then tie the other ends of the ribbons together.

3. Cut two 2- by 6-inch rectangles of tissue paper, one with the pinking shears. Lay the pinked rectangle on top of the other. Wrap the papers around a blown egg so that the pinked edge peeks out from behind the straight edge. Secure with the glue stick.

4. Place the wrapped egg in the cradle. Use the glue stick to attach a small tuft of feather and a card stock beak and eyes to the egg. Make pupils on the eyes with the marker.