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Crepe Birds 

Crepe-Paper Spring Birds

Use quince branches to set the stage for an outdoors inspired centerpiece. Begin constructing the birds by using a glue gun to attach a small polystyrene ball to the rounded end of a larger polystyrene egg and let dry. Cut a 7-inch square of colored crepe paper. Lay the body near the bottom edge. Wrap the body by stretching the paper to fit the contours and brush with tacky glue. Taper the back end to create a tail and twist from the front end to create a beak. Brush with glue and taper with scissors while paper is still wet. Let dry and wrap beak in brown floral tape. For eyes, just press in map tacks. To make wings tear strips of crepe paper in desired hues and glue. Cut two rectangles and glue to each side of the bird. Taper to create unique wing shapes for the bird. For the breast, cut a paper oval in a contrasting color and glue. Round up nests to place on the Quince branches and fill with dyed eggs.

Source: Martha Stewart