DIY Bird Feeders!
My grandsons and I had so much fun with this project! We made our very own bird feeders! With all the snow we’ve had here in Utah this winter I think the birds appreciated it too. If you’re looking for a quick, easy and enjoyable project you can do with the kiddos, look no farther – you’ve found it!
This first picture shows the boys with their finished bird feeders just before we took them outside to hang them in a tree. The bottom two pics are closeup of what the finished product looks like.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Bird Seed
- Peanut Butter
- Empty Cardboard TP Rolls
- Twine, String or Yarn
You’ll also need butter knives or plastic knives for spreading the peanutbutter, scissors to cut the stringand a plate to hold the birdseed.
Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, you’re ready to get started with the project!
Here’s What You Need to Do:
- Spread peanut butter all over the outside of your empty TP rolls, just thick enough to hold the seeds. My little guys did a great job spreading peanut butter, and then Gramma helped out a bit by filling in the few spots they’d missed.
- Fill a plate (I used a paper one) with bird seed, about 1/4 inch deep.
- Roll your TP tubes covered in peanut butter in the bird seed until the seeds completely cover the peanut butter.
- Take a piece of twine, string or yarn and cut it to a length of about 18 to 20″. Thread it through the center and tie together with a know at the ends.
- Hang your bird feeders outside in a tree or some other spot that is accessable to birds. G2, is a big six year old, and Mr. Independent, so he had to hang his himself. G4 is only two and a half so he was willing to let Gramma help him.
- Watch for birds to come and feed!
This project was so much fun to make! But most importantly, my grandsons and I made a special treasured memory, one that we can have forever!
If you’d like our fun and free coloring page, “Feathered Friends Enjoying Winter,” you can Get It HERE.
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