Alpaca Nesting Ball Kit - Natural Colors
This listing is for an Alpaca Nesting Ball Kit. It is a very simple fiber craft kit, suitable for both children and adults.
What is an Alpaca Bird Nesting Ball, you ask? It is a ball, made of grapevine and stuffed full of Alpaca fiber, sometimes Mohair, for the birds to pluck out and carry away to build nests for their young! Alpaca fiber is very soft, and very warm. Can you just imagine what a comfortable nest a mama bird could build for her babies!
The kit contains enough materials to make one Alpaca Nesting Ball. Included you will find a grapevine balls approximately 4" in diameter, 3 ounces or more of alpaca fiber inside, and a piece of jute for hanging finished ball. Making a nesting ball simply involves pushing the fiber through the holes of the grapevine ball with a pencil, knitting needle, screwdriver, your finger, or some other pokey thing.
If you put feeders out for the birds, you may want to hang a nesting ball nearby. Be sure to see the picture of the birdhouse ... birds really do use this fiber and I frequently find it when cleaning out birdhouses in the Fall.
Alpaca Bird Nesting Balls can be refilled and used year after year.
Fiber from both breeds of alpacas in a variety of natural colors is used in the nesting balls, and comes from the alpacas that we raise on our farm in Mansfield, Ohio. Did you know that there are two breeds of alpacas? One is called a Suri, the other a Huacaya. Suri fiber grows vertical to the alpaca's body, and huacaya grows horizontal. The Suri is very elegant, the Huacaya is very cute! That's the difference.
Alpaca Bird Nesting Ball Kits make unique gifts for bird loving friends, hard-to-buy-for family members, and gift exchanges. Finished nesting balls can also be used as Christmas ornaments.
For finished Alpaca Bird Nesting Balls, click here.
For additional Alpaca Stuffing to refill your nesting ball, click here.