Would you like to weave like a bird?

Gather some materials for your nest.View image slideshow

What to do:

  • Step 1: Reuse cardboard from a box and cut it into a rectangle or square. You can make a small weaving frame or a larger one. 

  • Step 2: Cut six or seven slits along each side, about 2cm deep. 

  • Step 3: Cut two to four slits on each end. The number of slits depend on how big the frame is. 

  • Step 4: Use wool, string or twine and weave through the first slit and tie (or stick with tape) the material on the back to make it secure.  

  • Step 5: Continue to wrap the string through the other slits until you get to the end. 

  • Step 6: Secure the end on the back and cut excess off. 

  • Step 7: Explore your backyard or local park to look for natural materials you think birds would use to make their nests. At home, our team used rosemary, parsley, feathers, leaves, twigs, grass roots and other garden materials. 

  • Step 8: Weave your materials into your frame. 

Now you know how to weave like a bird, try weaving the natural materials into a nest shape. 

What type of bird might use your nest? A tiny honeyeater, a pelican or a cockatoo? What might their eggs be like?

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