Bird & Cage
If youâ€™re looking for another low maintenance pet, then youâ€™ve come to the right spot.Â Much like the pet snake, our bird in a cage will help you hone your pet ownership skills.
Supplies youâ€™ll need:
- Bowl and spoon, disposable
- Paints or pens
- Hole punch, 1/8″
- Stick, thin
- Thread, white
- First, cover your area with newspaper and keep some moist towels nearby. This is one sticky project!
- Blow up and tie your balloon.Â Wrap some yarn around the balloon about 20 times then cut yarn.Â Tie a separate piece of yarn, about a foot long, to end of balloon.Â This is for hanging when itâ€™s time to dry.
- In a bowl, mix a quarter cup of glue and a few tablespoons of water together.Â Add yarn to mixture but keep a hold onto the ends with one hand.Â Mix until yarn is completely covered with glue mix.
- Wrap yarn around the balloon.Â Try not to squeeze the balloon as you do this. Â Tuck the end under a nearby loop. Â Hang the balloon and allow to dry overnight.Â
- Prepare your bird (or whatever youâ€™d like to cage up) by drawing and coloring on a piece of paper. Â Color on both front and back if you like. Allow some space for holes near the feet and head.Â Then cut your picture out. Â
- Draw and cut out the tail separately. Â Bend the end a bit and glue to the backside of your bird.Â
- Next fold down the tabs near the feet and feed your stick through the holes.Â
- Tie some thread in the hole near the head.
- Now itâ€™s time to pop the balloon.Â Itâ€™s best to do this outside because glue bits tend to fly everywhere.Â Carefully remove the balloon.Â Tie more yarn to the top of your cage.
- Find the widest opening in the cage and slip the bird through.Â Tie the thread to the top of the cage.
Congratulations, youâ€™re now a proud owner of a bird! Â Isn’t she (or he) sweet?!
p.s. We joined the Carrots are Orange Link Up again!