Making these soft wooly birds is such a lovely Easter activity!
The finished birds can be tied to a branch so the children can let them fly.
(Note; 1 cm is about 0,4 inches)
- wool roving 1 piece of 20 cm and one of 10 cm
- tiny thread of wool(roving) red 2 cm
- (embroidery) thread + needle
- optional; felting needle
1 - Lay the larger tuft of wool roving (20 cm) on the table and place the tiny red tuft (beak) and the thread on top.
2 - Make a knot, tie and cut the thread with scissors. Make tips from the ends of the beak with wet fingers.
3 - Fold the ends of the wool roving down and create the head of the bird by tying another knot with thread. Secure and cut the ends of the thread.
4 - Fold the other piece of woolroving (10 cm) between the body and secure by tying a knot with thread. Cut the ends of the thread.
5 - Shape the wings of the bird (you can use a felting needle) and make tips at the end of the wings. The tail is folted inside and gently brushed with wet fingertips.
Attach a thread to a branch and the back of the bird and let it fly.
Enjoy your loved ones these days and take care,