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Written and illustrated by Steph Scott and Kate Akers. Published by Batsford. Website by NewBold Horizons.

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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