Lunch Bag Nests

Nests are easily made from regular paper lunch bags - kids love to make these.

You will need 3 lunch bags to make one nest. Start out by cutting each bag down by 2/3.

Open the bag.

Wrinkle the bag into a ball.

Open the bag up again, smooth it out a bit and make vertical cuts all along the side to create a fringed effect. I made deep cuts, leaving only about an inch of solid paper around the base. Do this to all three bags.

To speed things up, I used this pair of Martha Stewart brand fringe scissors (picked up for about $13.00 at Paper Source).

Add a squirt of glue to the base of one open bag and stick your second bag inside. Repeat this step with the 3rd and last bag so that you have nested all three bags inside of each other and they are all glued together.

Mold these bags into a nest shape with your fist, using your other hand to press the bag into shape.

At this stage, your nest should look like this.

Shape the frayed edge by grabbing it and pressing it down. I also pressed some of the frayed edge into the interior base of the nest.


View from the back.


You can find Martha Stewart fringe scissors here.

Comments (11):

  1. Kate

    April 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    wow, so simple, and so cute! I’m gonna have to make some of these for my boys. And you can recycle them when Easter’s over!!!

    • camilla

      April 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      Kate, So true! I love a craft that can go in the recycling bin when I’m done with it 🙂 Thanks for the comment, Camilla

  2. catie

    April 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i L♥Ve these nests!
    and i have scissors envy : )

    • camilla

      April 25, 2011 at 6:07 am

      Anam, Thank you so much!!! What a kind review! I really appreciate it. Your site is wonderful. Take Care, Camilla

  3. Mommy en France

    April 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Just found your blog through StumbleUpon. Great projects and lovely photos! I’ll be sure to check back regularly.

  4. Joni

    May 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Very cool!

  5. Michelle

    July 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Really cute project and I am loving those fringe scissors!

  6. booturtle

    February 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I love this! I’m pinning it so I can remember to do it next month with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  7. northern cottage

    March 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    this tutorial is completely lovely for spring. thank you so much for sharing this great little idea! can’t wait to try it!

    • camilla

      March 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you! Let me know how they turn out! Have a great day, C

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