Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Toddler Group Tuesday - Bird Feeders

This is such a simple, fun and easy craft and there are quite a few different versions of these floating around the internet.

To make our version of the bird feeders you will need:
 - a toilet/kitchen roll or wrapping paper cardboard middle (we used wrapping paper middles).
- smooth peanut butter
- a spatula like tool for spreading
- wild bird seed
- large plastic tray (optional)
- string

First of all, if you are using anything longer than a toilet roll middle, cut it down to a shorter length.
Using your spatula (or other spreading tool) cover the tube with smooth peanut butter.
If you are using the tray, fill the tray with your bird seed and roll the peanut butter covered tube through the seed until it is completely covered. If you are not use your hands and/or a spoon to cover the tube in seed the tray, with a bowl or a plate underneath to catch the seeds that spill.
Once the tube is covered, thread your string through the tube and tie a knot so that you have a looped hanger.

All that's left to do is find a good spot in your garden, hang up your feeder and watch to see how many birds visit!

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