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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Simple Bird Feeders


In an effort to attract more of our feathered friends to our back yard, we made bird feeders this week!


Supplies:
empty toilet paper tubes
peanut butter
birdseed
a dish with sides
knives to spread the peanut butter
yarn/twine/string


First we spread peanut butter on the outside of the toilet paper tubes.


This is harder for kids than one might think.


It probably would have been slightly easier to use smooth PB instead of chunky.


 But we managed.


Once we got the peanut butter on, the next step is to roll the tube in the birdseed.


Then drop a length of yarn/twine/string into the tube.


Tie the yarn/string/twine into a knot, and you're ready to hang it up!


Josiah helped us with the hanging part, since he's taller than I am.


Hopefully, the birds will enjoy these treats as much as we enjoyed making them!


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    1. Thanks! We've seen the birds enjoying them, which is pretty cool.

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  2. Love this! We used to use pine cones when the kids were little, but they were quite sticky to work with. lol. This is genius! :-D

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. We don't have access to pine cones near us, but I bet that would be fun, too! :)

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