::: woollen nests
Here in Australia, we have some really amazing bird life, which frequently visit our suburban gardens.
The children were looking for an idea for making Easter egg baskets …
and after watching the birds visiting the pine cone bird feeders they made a few days before, they thought making birds nests as baskets would be a fun idea.
We found some wool and P.V.A. glue and covered a bowl in some plastic wrap, in the same way we made our paper mâché bowls at Christmas.
They snipped the wool into small lengths – about 20cm long, and set to it.
Next they mixed in the glue – preferring to use their hands!
Then it was simply a case of spreading the gluey wool over the plastic wrapped bowl.
The plastic wrap will make removing the dried wool easy.
It took a good 24 hours for the glue to dry …
but it was certainly well worth the wait!