Basically, this is a little basket of yarn scraps that you can hang outside in your garden. Little birds in the neighborhood will (in theory), come by and take the yarn scraps to help build their nests. It's very simple and I'm pretty sure you can figure out how to do it by just looking at the picture, but then you'd miss my wonderful pictures! :)
Materials you need:
2 clean strawberry/berry baskets
What to do:
1) Cut a bunch of yarn into 1"-2" pieces. Cut enough to fill up both baskets.
I started cutting the pieces by pulling out a strand of yarn and making one cut at a time. After about 5 minutes I realized, duh, I could be doing this faster. I blame my "duh" moment on mommy brain. It does exist! You probably already thought about this, but I'll share it anyway.
Wrap the yarn around your hand a bunch of times.
Cut the bundle into pieces.
See? Faster! You're welcome.
3) Attach a long piece of yarn to the top and find a tree to hang it from. And that's it!
I'm pretty sure when I hung this up that all the birds in the neighborhood yelled, "Woo hoo! Yarn!". I think I heard it, although it sounded a lot like their normal sounds...
I gave Olive some safety scissors (they only cut paper) to "help" me while I cut the yarn. If your child is old enough and you feel comfortable letting them use scissors, this is a really easy project they can help you with. When I give Olive the scissors she says, "Seesos! Appa! Toes!" (Scissors! Open! Close!). She still can't actually get how to use them, but she definitely thought she was helping me!