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:
A handful of catkins (or you could use thistle down, grasses or any other fluffy natural material)
From The Out Pack…
2 wooden beads
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………..