Willow Bird Nest
This DIY bird nest is great for Spring lessons, play or seasonal displays.
Getting started, you will need some willow branches. How many will depend on the size of the nest you wish to create. Start with a handful. You can keep some of the leaves attached if you wish, I kept a few of the smallest ones on here and throughout my nest. Some may come off during the weaving process.
Now I started from the top of the nest and worked my way down and into the bottom. I haven't yet tried the other way around, I'm sure it would work either way. If you do want to start from the bottom of the nest, I recommend using the thinner parts of the willow branches as the thicker will not curve well without breakage in such a small space. I started with the thickest parts around the top of the nest and weaved the branch around itself to create a circle, then I began weaving through in a downward direction to create the wall of the nest. Pick a direction that feels comfortable for you to keep going in. Don't leave your weaves too far apart or you'll end up with big gaps.