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Introduce your children to nature’s wonders
Posted By Kathena A On April 11, 2010 @ 5:00 pm In Family | 6 Comments
April is nesting season for the birds in my back yard, which means it’s time to provide them material for their nests. Dyed wool is one of their favorites – and mine too. I love to color the wool so that I can easily see when it’s carried off and used for nest building.
My dyed wool project is an ideal activity for the whole family – and also a great way to introduce your children to nature’s wonders, right in your own backyard. Small children can hang the wool in trees so the birds can easily take it. You can also encourage them to watch for the birds as they grab the pieces. Your older ones can help you dye the wool – or they can capture the process on camera and/or video. The dyes are all natural and will not be harmful to the birds or your children.
DYING WOOL WITH NATURAL DYES
HOW TO DYE WOOL
If you are using spun wool, be sure to save at least 10 yards of it for my next dyed wool project. Stay tuned…
What family projects do you enjoy? Let me know by commenting on this article.
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