I occasionally get asked how I come up with an idea for a surprise ball.
The idea for my newest surprise ball came to me after reading a very interesting article about eagles (in particular, how it flies). My mind tends to wander when I read - imagining the scenery, the appearance, sounds and smells in the story and of its characters.
And then my mind makes a total u-turn and I start thinking of semi-related things. Like how in the heck did they install that Eagle Cam in DC without the eagles knowing!? I wonder how much that massive nest weighs!? How big is eagle poop? And then finally, I wonder if I could make a bird's nest surprise ball?....
So with that, new to the Watermelon Party shop, here is a Bird's Nest Surprise Ball.
Tucked into it's crepe paper foundation are real twigs, moss and other natural findings. The bird and its eggs are made of plastic with paper and real feathers.
And in case you were wondering, here is the article that started the idea:
The Upturned Wing Tip of Soaring Birds
A JET plane in flight creates rapidly spiraling swirls of air at the tips of its wings. These vortices cause drag, increasing fuel consumption. They also buffet planes that may be following closely. Thus, flights departing from the same runway must be sufficiently spaced to allow time for the vortices to dissipate.