Excite and Explore

One mom, one toddler and a passion for learning and adventure.

Help A Bird Build A Nest

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Gray has been pretty interested in birds lately, and bird season is coming into full swing now that the weather is getting nicer so today we made a little ‘cage’ full of nesting materials for all the birds visiting us every day. You can buy these little cages made out of metal from some gardening and home stores but I figured we could make our own. Gather some supplies.
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First we cut up some yarn into pieces, 4-8 inches are ideal for the birds to build their nests with. We also used colourful ribbon and leftover felt, Gray had a great time unravelling the yarn and throwing it all over the place. I cut an egg carton in half for our base and we filled it with our scraps of fabric. To cover it and keep the wind from blowing our scraps all over the yard we covered it with the netting from the top of a clementine container, quite a few fruits come in this netting.
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I ended up hot gluing the netting to the egg carton but if you have the patience you could use regular glue or poke holes in the carton and thread the netting in. I wanted to use wire to hang it but I couldn’t find ours so we used the yarn, and I figured why not find a way to attract the birds to our little helping hand so we threaded the yarn we were hanging it up with full of cheerios (Also great for fine motor development) and had a bit of a snack at the same time. This was our finished product.
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Gray was quite proud of this little project and carried it around the house for a while before I took him outside and we hung it up in our back yard, here’s to hoping we will see some colourful little nests around the area soon! Thank you for joining us at Excite and Explore, if you have any questions feel free to ask and please come again!
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Author: exciteandexplore

I am a mom to a wonderful toddler and together we are exploring our world and learning more about it every day.

One thought on “Help A Bird Build A Nest

  1. “Gray had a great time unravelling the yarn and throwing it all over the place” – I would too! At least a good solid half hour should be spent enjoying the pleasures of unraveling and throwing yarn all over the place. A game could be made out of it. I’d call it “Yarn Warz”

    I don’t have Cheerios but I do have Fruit Loops, so I guess I will use those instead ^_^

    Great blog by the way! I’m looking forward to more Excite and Explore!

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