Transform fuzzy yellow pom-poms into charming chicks, then display your brand-new brood in a cozy yarn nest set in the crook of a cut branch.

Total Time 1 to 2 hours

Ages: preschooler

What you'll needEdit

  • 2 small bowls
  • Plastic wrap
  • Concentrated liquid laundry starch
  • Lightweight fuzzy yarn, cut into 3-foot lengths
  • Tweezers
  • Black seed beads
  • Tacky glue 2-inch yellow pom-poms
  • Orange felt
  • Scissors

How to make itEdit

  1. Cover a small bowl in plastic wrap. Fill a second bowl with liquid starch, then dip in a length of yarn. Wind the wet yarn in a random crisscross pattern around the wrapped bowl's exterior. Repeat this with more yarn until you've covered the bowl's bottom and partway up the sides.
  2. Let the nest dry in a warm spot overnight (or as long as it takes for it to dry completely). Once it's dry, peel it away from the bowl. Peel off the plastic if it stuck.
  3. To make each chick, use tweezers to dip bead eyes into a dab of glue and then affix them to a pom-pom. For a beak, fold the felt, then snip a triangle from the fold. Run a line of glue along the outside of the crease. Press the beak in place. Arrange the chicks in the nest.