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Nest Ball for the Birds {Easy Spring Craft}

A nest ball provides much needed supplies for nest building birds. This nest ball craft is great for kids of all ages for a number of reasons. It gets younger kids and bigger kids moving outside and helps the birds! This nest ball craft is great whether you’re at home or in the classroom! 

Spring Craft, Bird nest ball

Nest Ball

Kids Activities Blog is excited to welcome Ruth as Quirky Momma for the day! She is here to share a sweet little project to help the birds on their way with these little Bird Nest Balls.

Try this activity with your kids and do something nice for the birds in your area.

This craft is obviously budget-friendly as you really just need items from outside, branches, and string! This nest ball craft is great for little kids and older kids!

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Related: Want to help the birds more? Try making this Easy Pine Cone Bird Feeder.

Supplies Needed For This Nest Ball Craft

  • Some pliable branches (try to collect from the ground, or if you must harvest them take only a little from each tree)
  • String
  • Wool Roving or shredded wool sweaters
Bird Nest Ball, Spring Craft

Directions To Make This Nest Ball Craft

Step 1

Make a small loop with one of the branches and string and twisting it to secure it.

Step 2

Now wind around and around trying to create a spherical shape, threading the string through when possible.

Step 3

Gradually add more branches, winding in and out of the previous ones.

Step 4

Once you’re happy with your shape, gently stuff it with wool. Try to make sure a few strands are poking out and easily accessible for the birds.

Step 5

Tie a piece of string to the top of the ball and hang your nest ball from a tree.

Materials

  • Some pliable branches (try to collect from the ground, or if you must harvest them take only a little from each tree)
  • String
  • Wool roving or shredded old wool sweaters!

Instructions

  1. Make a small loop with the string one of the branches, and twist to secure.
  2. Now wind around and around trying to create a spherical shape, threading the string through when possible.
  3. Gradually add more branches, winding in and out of the previous ones.
  4. Once you are happy with your shape gently stuff it with the wool, trying to make sure a few strands are poking out and easily accessible for the birds.
  5. Tie a piece of string to the top of the ball and hang from a tree.

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Making a nest ball is a fun activity for kids and good for hand muscle development. Of course though, it is truly a craft that’s “for the birds!”  

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Did your children enjoy this nest ball craft and fun activity? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!



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