Are your children crafty? Here is a great easy craft for a bird feeder.
The only crafting I usually do is scrapbooking and card making. I seen this craft online and thought it would be perfect to do with children. This craft is not my own creation. This is a very easy craft I did with my 5 yr old niece.
The supplies are very inexpensive and you probably have some laying around the house.
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- Peanut butter – I used generic cheap peanut butter to save money.
- Bird Seed
- Butter Knife
- String to tie bird feeder to a tree.
Optional or Variations:
If you have a peanut allergy in your house you can substitute shortening for the peanut butter. You can also use crushed up oat cereal (like cheerios or something similar) for the bird seed. This is a good way to use up oat cereal if it goes stale in your house, or you can buy the super cheap kind.
The directions for this craft is super easy.
- Spread peanut butter or shortening onto the toilet paper rolls with the butter knife.
- Roll toilet paper rolls into bird seed or oat cereal.
- Hang on a tree.
I feel this is a great craft for children because they are using their fine motor skills and following directions. Children love to create things and love to show off their creations. My niece and I made 5 of these. Jordan had a lot of fun and was proud to show off her bird feeders. We passed them out to some friends.
Like most young children patience is not something that Jordan is good with. She was impatient and had some difficulty using the butter knife to spread the peanut butter on the toilet paper rolls. Since it was cheap crafting peanut butter I let her use her hands. This is was a great treat for her. She loves to make a mess!
Jordan loved watching the birds eat from the bird feeders she made. I’m sure your child would as well.