I joined a Blog Hop over at At Home Moma!! This is what I love to do! My daughter and I take time every day to do some sort of art project!!
Summer is winding down (although life still seems to be crazy) but we still love to stop and watch the birds! What better way to do this then to draw them to your window!! Making your own bird feeder is cheap and easy!
Only a few materials are needed:
Peanut Butter, Bread, Toaster, Plastic Knife, Paper Plates, String, and Bird Seed. A cookie cutter for fun shapes!!!
Take your bread and toast it so it is slightly golden brown. Allow to cool off before handing it to your child.
If you choose to use a cookie cutter now is the time to use it. Have your child place the cookie cutter on the bread and...
push on it.
Open the peanut butter
Using the plastic knife let your child spread a generous amount of peanut butter on their toast.
Once there is peanut butter covering most of the toast have your child scoop the bird seed onto the peanut butter until all the peanut butter is covered.
Take the plastic knife and poke a hole all the way through to the bread to attach your string to hang.
If the bread is too soft the string will rip through the bread when you hang it.
If you prefer to leave it on the plate you can use a rock to weigh the plate down outside in the yard but little animals may carry it away on you if left there over night.
(Idea from http://users.resist.ca/~kirstena/pagebirdornaments.html)