Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bird's Nest Supply Project

WHAT better way to spend a beautiful sunny afternoon than sitting outside with your children doing a craft project? Through the winter, we have been collecting odd bits of materials inside the house that birds might like to make their nests - dryer lint, hair, fluff, soft toy stuffing, raffia. Outside, we added to our collection with organic materials - pine needles, the long feathers from our feather reed grass, mown grass etc. Then, using a wire coat hanger, we spanned a mesh bag into a diamond shape and threaded our pieces in and out before hanging it in a tree. We haven't noticed any takers yet, but at the least it's a colourful tree ornament!

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