Hummingbird Love

Ready to celebrate National Hummingbird Day with me? September 1st will be here before you know it!!! To kick things off right let's give my pal Jeanette Larson a bit of a shout out by checking out her seriously wonderful book, Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas. Talk about beautiful. Wowzers.

So let's party down by making two Simple Saturday crafts, want to? The first is a repeat of a previous Simple Saturday post in which we made a hummingird feeder out of a baby food jar, a long wire, water, and sugar. Go ahead and click HERE for all of the sugary sweet details.

And, to make a hummingbird party mask, gather up markers, glitters, scissors, feathers, glue, and a popsicle stick or a wooden dowel for a handle. I made a .pdf with a mask template on it for you to download by clicking HERE. (Actually, there are two templates on the .pdf - one for you and one for a pal. Birds of a feather flock together, right?) Print the template on card stock. Simply cut the mask portion out and create away!

Man, I am all a-goggle for the hummingbird. You will be too after you watch this PBS video. Good gosh. Did you know that hummingbirds can even fly upside down? Click HERE and watch for yourself.

It's no wonder hummingbirds have their our national day of celebration. Let's get making those masks and party down!

Prep: Loving the Hummingbird

Yesterday I bought a few Papyrus greeting cards for some friends of mine. Inside the cards' wrappers were  small sheets with a lovely passage printed on them that read, "Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.  The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation."

Dang...wasn't that nice? And I was looking for something thoughtful to send my friends. Shoot, look what came back my way.

Did you know that this petite winged cherub has its own national day of commemoration? Well, it does. This little critter is down right fascinating!

Hey, why not tomorrow let's look at a book a dear, dear  friend of mine has written about the hummingbird? Want to? Maybe we can make a couple of Simple Saturday crafts while we're at it.

Sound like fun? See you tomorrow, then.