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24/11/2011 at 15:29
Did you never do this as a child? Everyone knows how to papier mache a balloon!
24/11/2011 at 15:29
When I first moved in to this house we regularly had 7 house martins building their nests and bringing up their chicks outside our bedroom window! Now, 24 years later, we see them but none stop to build. I'd love to try making these but wonder if the paint and glue be safe for the chicks?
24/11/2011 at 15:29
Place a round balloon in a vase, pointing downwards. ??
Am I missing something here?
I do not understand the first sentence of Step 1.
23/12/2012 at 08:47
This nest looks so attractive.
14/11/2013 at 19:06
To hold the inflated balloon put the knotted end into a vase so that the dome of the balloon is supported but your hands are free to apply the papier mache - simples!
14/11/2013 at 19:28
Just a suggestion, but rather than paint the papaertry coating it with PVA then dry fine soil. When set another coat of PVA seals the soil but it looks more realistic.
21/02/2016 at 17:48

Made ten. grandchildren had great fun and made a lovely mess. Make loads cos they are a colony living bird

21/02/2016 at 18:17

Do you have photos ?

21/02/2016 at 18:31

Hey look at this made of paper Mach......

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/100843.jpg?width=554&height=350&mode=max

 

21/02/2016 at 20:38

It is so good you people making House Martin nest boxes!  HMs are in trouble and a declining species.  Good luck with attracting them.  Alternatively, the RSPB sells nest boxes for those who don't want to make them:

 http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/house-martin-nest.html

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