Friday, April 5, 2013

Recycled Bird Nesting Material Pouches!

Although we still have snow in our yard and the lake is still frozen over, it's spring in MN and I thought it would be a good time for a spring-y project using some recycled materials with the boys!  We put out tons of bird feeders in the spring and summer, and the boys love watching them eating through the windows.  So, this year I decided to make some little pouches filled with nesting materials for the birds.  I saw the idea on Pinterest or somewhere...

Anyway, I have been saving a couple mesh produce bags all winter for this! We collected soft things around the yard and house.  Here's what we used:
Milkweed pods, dryer lint, and cotton yarn
I gave each of the boys a few 2'-3' pieces of yarn and had them cut them up into short pieces.  Great thing to keep their little hands busy with!
Each kid got a bag to fill.  I tied one end shut and turned it inside out to make a bag.
Bag ready to tie shut!
Hung and ready to line a nice, soft nest! Now to wait and see if we find any colorful nests this summer!

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