Robin's-Egg Place Card

Robin's-Egg Place Card
Photo by Matthew Mead


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