Holland sent in an idea for an easy to make bird
"You can also make bird feeders with pine
cones. All you have to do is get a pine cone spread peanut butter over it,
then roll it in bird seeds, then tie string around it an hang it out for
children to watch new birds arriving."
Note from Creative Kids at Home:
If a child is allergic to peanut butter, use tahini (ground sesame seeds)
in its place.
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(plastic jug (4l milk or juice), utility knife, glue, glue gun, decorations)
Be sure to thoroughly wash and rinse the plastic jug.
Cut out three evenly-spaced good-sized egg shapes
about two inches from the bottom.
Cover the entire bottle with whatever materials
will be interesting to birds (twigs, buttons, brightly colored
At the openings, hot glue twigs for the birds to
get their little feet around.
Punch a hole in the lid, thread string to form a
loop, be sure to knot the ends under the lid, and screw the lid back
Fill with seeds, hang from a tree or wherever you
want your bird feeder.
You'll have lots of little visitors to your bird
These ideas were sent in by a visitor to Creative
Kids at Home.
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