Robin's-Egg Place Card

Robin's-Egg Place Card
Photo by Matthew Mead


  • Long, narrow block of Styrofoam
  • place card, clean and dry
  • Small bird's nest, from a crafts supply store
  • Small, stiff, flat paintbrush
  • Blown or hard-boiled eggs, one for each
  • Acrylic paint: light blue, brown, and white
  • Small natural-color feathers, 5 to 7 for each place card
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • Transfer letters (in a size that will spell the desired name on the egg)
    • Wooden skewers
    • Crafts stick or pencil
    • Newspaper

1. Paint the egg blue: Place it on a skewer, angling so the top of the skewer supports the egg. Use the paintbrush to cover the entire surface of the egg with blue paint. Insert the skewer into the block of Styrofoam (see tip, below) and allow the paint to dry completely-this usually takes about ...

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