Bird & Cage

If you’re looking for another low maintenance pet, then you’ve come to the right spot.  Much like the pet snake, our bird in a cage will help you hone your pet ownership skills.

Bird & Cage Main

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Balloon
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Bowl and spoon, disposable
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Paints or pens
  • Hole punch, 1/8″
  • Stick, thin
  • Thread, white

Steps:

  1. First, cover your area with newspaper and keep some moist towels nearby. This is one sticky project!
  2. Blow up and tie your balloon.  Wrap some yarn around the balloon about 20 times then cut yarn.  Tie a separate piece of yarn, about a foot long, to end of balloon.  This is for hanging when it’s time to dry.
  3. In a bowl, mix a quarter cup of glue and a few tablespoons of water together.  Add yarn to mixture but keep a hold onto the ends with one hand.  Mix until yarn is completely covered with glue mix.
  4. Wrap yarn around the balloon.  Try not to squeeze the balloon as you do this.  Tuck the end under a nearby loop.  Hang the balloon and allow to dry overnight. Bird & Cage Yarn
  5. Prepare your bird (or whatever you’d like to cage up) by drawing and coloring on a piece of paper.  Color on both front and back if you like. Allow some space for holes near the feet and head.  Then cut your picture out.  Bird & Cage Bird
  6. Draw and cut out the tail separately.  Bird & Cage Tail Piece Bend the end a bit and glue to the backside of your bird. Bird & Cage Tail
  7. Next fold down the tabs near the feet and feed your stick through the holes. Bird & Cage Stick
  8. Tie some thread in the hole near the head.
  9. Now it’s time to pop the balloon.  It’s best to do this outside because glue bits tend to fly everywhere.  Carefully remove the balloon.  Tie more yarn to the top of your cage.
  10. Find the widest opening in the cage and slip the bird through.  Tie the thread to the top of the cage.

Congratulations, you’re now a proud owner of a bird!  Isn’t she (or he) sweet?!

Bird & Cage Complete

Have fun!

p.s. We joined the Carrots are Orange Link Up again!

by Josie