Amazing Kids! Magazine

The Bird’s Nest

By: Natalie Brady, Jr. Assistant Editor
I always see a bird’s nest as a piece of natural art. In fact, the nest itself is amazing without the eggs: how the birds make the nest by hand – or should I say beak? But, what’s a bird nest without the bird’s eggs? The eggs can come in any size and any color (from small, blue eggs to big pink eggs). How would you like to make a bird’s nest? With this easy recipe, you’re creating a piece of art and a tasty treat!


  • 4 cups chow mien noodles
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 30 small jelly beans


1. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Then, grease the foil with spray-on cooking oil.
2. Pour the noodles into a large bowl.
3. Melt the butter and marshmallows on the stove over medium heat, and stir until smooth.
4. Pour the marshmallow/butter mixture over the noodles, and stir it until well coated.
5. Rub some butter on your hands. Next, take the noodle mixture and form it into six round bowls.
6. Carefully place the balls on the prepared cookie sheet, evenly spaced. With the back of a teaspoon, press the center of each ball to make a hollow indentation.
7. Let the nests set until they are hard and firm (amount of time can vary). Then fill each nest with five jelly beans.

Ta-da! A masterpiece has formed before your eyes, by the work of your very own hands. Enjoy this tasty treat!

One comment

  1. So Cute!