Last week, the little one and I made a bird nesting ball. I had seen the idea somewhere online but can’t remember exactly where (just did a quick google search and here is one example). It was fun, quick, and tied in nicely with the animal homes series G & I are doing.
To start, we read the bird nest pages from Animal Homes. This book is great, with lots of flaps to lift and great pictures.
Then we got to work. I made a ball shape out of wire. Here it is in progress:
Then gather up those fabric scraps, fibers, ribbons, etc and cut or tear them into small pieces. G liked this step.
Then begin loosely stuffing your scraps into the wire ball form. Don’t pack it too tight or the birds won’t be able to get the goodies out to add to their nest.
Then hang and watch the birds come “shop!”