I love to find ways to use things we would throw out in a new way that is helpful. For years, I have made lint bags for the birds in my yard. This is a great, quick project for your whole family. We have been saving lint all winter, and today we used it! This is our finished project.
For this Science project you will need:
A mesh bag (we used an onion bag)
Lint from your dryer (this takes quite a bit, pack it tight)
2 Wired twisty ties (I saved them off bread bags.)
Simply stuff the lint into the bag. I have found over the years that if I gather the top with a string, the birds will also take the string for their nests, the bag would fall apart and I would have lint all over my yard!! I do add small ragged pieces of fabric scraps and thread from my sewing, if I have any.
I gather the opening of the mesh bag with the twisty tie and hang it from a shepherd rod in my yard.
I apologize for the poor quality of my recent photos. My camera batteries are dead and I just haven’t gotten to the store! I know many of you busy parents/teachers will understand!!