What’s going on today, folks? We are making super easy DIY bird feeders, sure to delight your feathered friends! Not only will it help them weather the winter months when food is scarce, but they will also have some nesting material at the ready come spring!
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This is going to be a short post because it’s so super easy! We originally did this with our group of youngsters in class last year, but it makes a perfect rainy day activity anytime!
Start by toasting some old bread. I’m also working on dehydrating bread for crumbs today, so we just left out a few pieces of old, frozen bread for this, too.
Have your youngins’ spread a thick layer of peanut butter on you toast. Or, I guess, you could spread it…there’s no law saying adults can’t do this just cause they want to! My kids are just more compassionate than me, so it’s always their idea!
Now put bird seed (this is what we use) into the peanut butter. Get it covered with as much as possible.
We always flip it over onto a small bed of seed so as we butter the other side, more is getting pressed in from below. Just add as much as possible!
Run a hole through the bread using a toothpick, skewer, straw…anything that you can waller around enough to see the hole.
Run a piece of leftover yarn or twine (again…anything) through the hole you made and hang it outside! My kids love finding the perfect spots! We make about six at a time, so there are plenty of feeding spots! Just wait until the rain stops if you want them to stay hung up (our cardinals seem happier when they are on the ground!)
Enjoy, little birdies…and you enjoy watching them and knowing you did your good deed for the day!
‘Til next time…show some love and pin, like, share and comment!