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Make a Miniature Birds Nest for a Dolls House Scene or Spring Display
A 1/2 inch miniature model robin's nest made from thread and reindeer moss.

A miniature model birds nest in dolls house scale made from reindeer moss and thread.

Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

These dolls house sized nests can be made in several scale sizes for miniature, railroad or dolls house scenes. They can also be made for spring or Easter displays to be attached to branches.

The nests can be made to hold any type of scale egg. Here polymer clay has been used to make North American robin's eggs.

The nests are simple to make. Reindeer moss has been used to simulate small branches often found in birds nests. If your bird species uses different building materials (clay on straw) you can still form the base of the nest using this method, then detail the nest for a particular species.

If you are making these nests for 1:12 scale displays, remember that most birds have nests 6-8 inches (15-20cm) wide and scale your nest appropriately.

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