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DIY Birdfeeders {Kid’s Craft}

I have a tonnnn of craft supplies. I don’t want, nor do I need, to buy anymore.

So when trying to come up with activities for KiKay to do on the weekends, I always try really hard to either repurpose things I have on hand, or use recycled materials. For this project, I didn’t even have to dig through my supply bins…this was all really easy stuff to find around the house.

The only thing you might have to purchase is the birdseed, which I found at Walmart for $2. And I will never use the whole bag. So if you have any other projects that utilize birdseed, send them my way!

What you need:

A plate

A butter knife (not pictured, but you know what a butter knife looks like)

Cardboard toilet paper or paper towel (cut in half) rolls

Peanut butter

Birdseed

*I actually ended up not needing any of my craft supplies….go figure. But you could definitely dress these up with ribbon, and I’ve seen the same type of birdfeeder done with pinecones too. I just didn’t feel like digging through all the Christmas decorations yet to get them out!

This is pretty self-explanatory, so you probably don’t even need directions, but I took process shots because apparently I thought I didn’t already have enough pictures of this little guy.

First, pour the birdseed in your paper plate, and set aside. Spread the peanut butter on the cardboard rolls. I think creamy pb obviously makes more sense here (easier to spread) but use what you have.

KiKay caught on pretty well, but in case you’re worried about getting your hands dirty, make sure to hold the roll from the inside (as shown below).

Then, still holding the cardboard roll from the inside, roll the peanut butter-covered tube in the plate of birdseed. Set aside, and repeat!

Hang on the branches of your scrawny little tree (or big, established tree if you have them). 🙂

By the way, this is one happy, loving-life kind of boy…so I have no clue why he looks so serious in all these photos! Maybe he was concentrating super hard…

Now, watch for birds!

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DonnaNovember 7, 2012 - 3:46 am

Quite the craftsman! Fun and easy project. Thanks 🙂

DonnaNovember 7, 2012 - 3:46 am

Quite the craftsman! Fun and easy project. Thanks 🙂

Kristen S- Craft GossipNovember 7, 2012 - 11:19 pm

Just posted on Craft Gossip! Your photos are beautiful!

http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=7141

Kristen S- Craft GossipNovember 7, 2012 - 11:19 pm

Just posted on Craft Gossip! Your photos are beautiful!

http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=7141

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CarrieSeptember 6, 2013 - 6:16 pm

I wanted to let you know that I’ve included this post in my links from my Magic School Bus Primary Science Lesson Plans! Thank you so much for your inspiring creativity.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Primary-Science-Lesson-Plans-for-Magic-School-Bus-DVDs-829290

-Carrie @ The Homeschool Belle

breelinne@gmail.comSeptember 11, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Aww, thank you Carrie! Your kind words mean a lot!

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