This afternoon, our nature-loving students were happy to make some sweet "bird nest helpers". We noticed that one of the nests in my collection actually has animal fur (maybe horse hair?) and thin plastic string. We figured that birds will use what is handy, in order to make their homes cozy and useful.
Using bits of fluff, pieces of wool and string, and some feathers, they stuffed little twig balls I had hanging around (you should see my basement). With fingers crossed, we hung some of our creations on our front porch as we noticed a lot of bird activity there. It will be so fun if we happen to spot a nest with colorful feathers or yarn woven into it!