Simple. Simple. Simple.
And done in maybe 20 minutes, most of that time was me digging out scrap paper.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of the bird cages when they were in their prime — their first 5 minutes of existence. No, these pictures were taken last night, after a full week of little girls carrying them up and down stairs, cooing to their birds, twirling their birds, making their birds dance.
So while they are slightly mashed and worn, they have been well loved.
These were so quick to make and brought such joy to the girls, we might do them again with actual cardstock, which should be a little sturdier than the lighter weight papers we used. Lids of a smaller diameter and lighter would also be helpful.
Lincoln was working with Sid and missed out on this project, but Sidney seemed to enjoy it. He hung his bird cage from the ceiling fan in my bedroom so Prairie and I watch it dance at our afternoon naptime.
While I did have to thread the string through the bird and cage, the girls got in practice using the paper cutter and cutting out the bird with scissors, so it was a nice mom/child joint project.
For better pictures and detailed instructions, go to The Bride’s Cafe.