I collect all of my craft 'waste' in a pretty jar - I hate to throw it away. But the jar was very full and I have been wondering what to do with it. Last Saturday we watched a bird gather materials for its nest. And it gave us an idea...
Success! The corn holders worked perfectly. Nola and Kira commented on the color, texture and size of each little piece of felt they put in the holder. Thinking of baby birds brought out all of the girls' nurturing tendencies and they spent over an hour filling these holders up.
The birds have started gathering some of our supplies. The other day I saw a cardinal taking some brown wool, and everyday there are different little pieces of fabric on the ground.
A reader suggested not offering bright colours for nests because it could attract predators, so I have taken out the really bright pieces.