Our Candid Week: February 8 – February 14

Making bread with Daddy.
Making bread with Daddy.
We carved a heart into the bread before baking it.
We carved a heart into the bread before baking it.
Making an Adinkra Cloth
Making an Adinkra Cloth
The otters were singing "Jesus Loves Me", and Ender was watching them with his "onoculors" (binoculars).
The otters were singing “Jesus Loves Me”, and Ender was watching them with his “onoculors” (binoculars).
His "onoculors".
His “onoculors”.
Atlas' Valentines gift from Mommy (it was supposed to be a sheep, but I liked it better like this).
Atlas’ Valentines gift from Mommy (it was supposed to be a sheep, but I liked it better like this).
Happy Valentines Day!
Happy Valentines Day!
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Our Candid Week: February 1 – February 7

Making peanut butter bird feeders
Making peanut butter bird feeders
Chicken noodle soup made with bone broth and homemade noodles - I cooked a meal!
Chicken noodle soup made with bone broth and homemade noodles – I cooked a meal!
Ender wore this outfit like...last winter...can't believe how big Atlas is getting!
Ender wore this outfit like…last winter…can’t believe how big Atlas is getting!
No pictures please.
No pictures please.
Stringing Cheerios on a pipe cleaner for the birds - at library story time
Stringing Cheerios on a pipe cleaner for the birds – at library story time
Atlas and daddy making a bird feeder at library story time
Atlas and daddy making a bird feeder at library story time
Best friends
Best friends
They love these carts!
They love these carts!

 

No-Sew Fabric Scrap Birds Craft

We’ve been desperate for spring around here.  I’ve been intentionally trying to appreciate the beauty of winter, but we are so eager to experience the outdoors at our new home.  I can’t wait for my garden, for the kids to explore the woods in our backyard, and for laundry dried in the sunshine.  Sigh.

In order to bring a little spring time into our home, we came up with this super easy fabric scrap birds craft.  This is great because you can use up scrap fabric you already have at home in your stash!  This project was really easy for my three year old to do.  I pre-cut all the pieces to make the project go more smoothly.

Main pic

Materials

  • Scrap fabric for bird body, wing, legs, and beak
  • Circle to trace (I used a 3 cup Pyrex container lid)
  • Glue
  • Eye (googly eye, button, use your imagination!)
  • Twine or string
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Trace a circle onto your scrap fabric and cut it out.
  2. Cut out your wing, legs, and beak.  The wing I cut is basically a half-oval, the beak is a triangle, and the legs are simple rectangles.
  3. Fold your circle in half so that the fabric creases slightly.  The “right side” of the fabric should be out.  This will help guide you as to where to apply the glue.
  4. Apply glue along the edge of half of your circle.

Glue

4.  Place your beak near the fabric crease and your legs near the bottom of the circle.

Legs,beak added

5.  Add a little more glue on top of the beak and legs.

Close up legs and beak

6.  Fold the top of your circle down, line it up with the glue, and pat it down.

Patting down

8.  Glue your wing and eye down to your bird.

Finished

9.  This step is optional.  I used hot glue to glue a piece of twine to the back of the bird for hanging.

Glue string

10.  Enjoy your bird!  The opportunities with this are endless.  Add a wing and beak to both sides!  Add feathers or other embellishments!  Have fun!