Today, we will be making:
Easy Pretzel Bird Feeders
|Photo courtesy of busybeekidscrafts.com|
You will need:
Peanut Butter (and something to spread it with!)
Sunflower Nuts or seeds
Here's how you make it: (directions courtesy of http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com)
1. Cover your pretzel with peanut butter.
2. Pour the sunflower nuts or seeds onto the paper plate and press both sides of the pretzel onto the seeds so that they stick to the peanut butter all over the pretzel.
3. Thread the yarn through one of the holes in the pretzel and hang it from your favorite tree.
If you'd like to make 2 or more of these, you can separate them by stringing Cheerio's onto the yarn!
Craft project for ages 2 and up!
And now for the older kids:
Easy Water Bottle Bird Feeder
|Photo courtesy of http://www.bird-feeder-plans.org|
Clear plastic bottle (water bottle or a 2 liter soda bottle works well too!)
2 Wooden spoons
Plastic container slightly larger than the bottle
Wire or string
1. Cut a hole about 1/4 of the way up the bottle. Make sure the hole is just big enough for the wooden spoon handle to fit in.
2. Make another hole directly opposite the first hole (on the other side) about the size of a nickel.
3. Turn the bottle 90 degrees and about 1/2 way up the bottle repeat steps 1 and 2 making a small hole on one side and a nickel sized hole on the other.
4. Into these holes, insert your perches (the wooden spoons), The handles should be put into the nickel size hole and come out the small hole on the other side. This should leave the spoon end hanging out of the nickel sized hole.
5, Using the utility knife, make 2 small holes at the top of the bottle. Feed your wire or string through the 2 holes for your hanger.
6. Using a funnel, pour your choice of bird seed into the bottle.
7. Hang your feeder off the ground but make sure it's accessible so you can refill it later.