Once a little bird went hop, hop, hop,
And I said, "little bird, will you stop, stop, stop."
I ran to the window to say "how do you do?"
But she shook her little tail and away she flew.
Want to make one? here I'll show you how - tis child's play
You will need a thin length of wool roving no longer than from your inside wrist to your inside elbow, a thicker piece about a third to half that length, a bit of crochet type cotton, a scrap diamond shaped bit of felt, a stick of some kind and a sharp needle.
Take the long bit of fleece and tie a knot in the centre, don't pull too tight - that is your bird's head.
pull out a super skinny bit of fleece from under the knot and wrap it around under the head to form a neck
open up the two halves and put the short segment between to make your wings (my big girl wanted to add colour so she fluffed out a bit of yellow too)
then pull out another skinny bit and wrap it behind the wings in the same way you did the neck; this will form your body segment.
Thread your needle and knot the end of your cotton. Put your needle in under the neck segment pulling gently to bury the knot and come out in the head segment where you want the beak to be. Poke your needle through the centre of your piece of felt and back in again and pull the beak close to the head
put the needle back into the head where you came out and come out again around the centre back - this will be the balancing point - tie it to a stick and you are done.
see child's play!