Spring into action with a Catkin Chick


We couldn’t resist using the Spring catkins to make this cute baby chick. It is really easy and only requires a few bits and bobs. Finding the fluffiest catkins is a perfect excuse for a Spring walk.


What you will need:


From nature…..

  • Pinecone

  • A handful of catkins (or you could use thistle down, grasses or any other fluffy natural material)

  • Beech nut









From The Out Pack…


  • 2 wooden beads

  • Scissors

  • Masking tape

  • Garden wire




 How to make your Catkin Chick…………..



















1. Use 2 parts of a beech nut to make a beak and secure with masking tape. Push the beak into the pinecone.


























2. Thread a bead onto a forearms length of garden wire. Secure the bead with a pinch and twist. Repeat with the other bead.


3. Fix the chicks eyes (beads) around the top of the pinecone and secure with a pinch and twist.














4. Finally push the catkins into the      gaps in the pinecone. You should    have a lovely fluffy catkin chick.







  Maybe you could make him a       nest too………..



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