I have seen this craft on so many blogs and websites, I had to try it with my kids and of course, share with my readers and show the pictures of our finished product so I could brag (because duh! I’m a mom and bragging is what I do best when it comes to my kids!)
Materials We Used:
– An empty bread crumb container
– Creamy Peanut Butter
– Spoon or butter knife
– Fishing line
– Weight (I think my father in law used a large washer)
– Bird seed
– A pan to work over
How We Made Our Birdfeeder:
Grandma poked a hole through the bottom of the container so Papa could string the fishing line through it. Papa tied the washer to one end of the fishing line and thread it through the container so that the weight was on the inside of the container with the fishing line coming out the top (I should have took a picture, hindsight).
The kids smeared peanut butter on the container (in between taste tests). We covered the whole outside of the container with peanut butter.
We originally were going to roll the peanut buttered container into the bird seed, but instead we scooped the bird seeds up and dropped it onto the container. I am sure either way would work. We ensured the entire container was covered with the seed so that no peanut butter was left uncovered (so shoot me, I’m a slight perfectionist!)
When everyone was satisfied, we took it out and hung it in the tree for the birds! The kids sat outside and watched that poor birdfeeder forever, but they were pleased when we finally saw a bird attack it! It definitely made their day!
This craft was not only kid friendly (my kids are 6 and almost 4) but we all (grandma, papa, me and the kids) thoroughly enjoyed making it. Not to mention we had all the necessary material on hand! It was really a no cost craft that the entire family did together!