Toddler Craft: DIY Bird Feeders!

Hi there!

So a few times a week, I try to come up with some fun crafts to do with Charlee that relate to the season, a holiday, her current favorite food, a particular color, etc. This past week, we focused a lot on “signs of Spring”; we painted flowers, she helped me water our houseplants, she played in the dirt and we did some bird watching/listening. To go along with the bird watching, I thought it would be a good idea to make a few bird feeders to place around our house. I actually remember doing this at a summer camp when I was around 6 years old! It’s so funny how having a child allows you to reflect on and relive your very own childhood.

To make the bird feeders, follow along below! Don’t be surprised if the birds aren’t the only ones who want to have a nibble (you’ll see what I mean!) đŸ˜‰

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Supplies:

  • Pine cones
  • String
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Rolled Oats

How-to:

  1. Cut your string and tie one end to the top of your pine cone. 
  2. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter all over the pine cone.
  3. Roll your peanut butter covered pine cone in sunflower seeds and rolled oats.
  4. Tie your string to a tree and watch all of your bird buddies enjoy a snack! 

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