This is one of my favorite ornaments on my BIg Tree. It is such a sweet and simple idea, so I wanted to share it. It is the perfect project for the really young ones and would make a great gift for the grandparents.
I'm sure you could look at the picture and figure this out but I did a quick little how to for you.
My mother (the source of my clever genes, natch) made this cute little ornament for me several years ago. Every year when I unpack this one it just makes me smile.
Gather up all the materials. Excelsior, raw peanuts, black and red paint, tiny paint brush and white glue.
Take a small palm size clump of excelsior and just work with it, shaping it into a small ball then make a depression in it, forming it into a nest shape.
Take 3 peanuts and paint two black dots for eyes and one red dot for a mouth. Wait a few minutes, (unlike me) for the paint to dry. Put some white glue in the bottom of the nest and insert your peanut baby birdies. Done!
Now just nestle your little babies into a tree branch. When I pack this away after the holidays, I put it in a small little box with a lid and I have stored it like this for years and years.
Great project for kids, especially the little ones.