Friday, March 23, 2012

Bird Feeder Fun

I've really been wanting to do a bird feeder craft with Miss M!

Ok, really I wanted to do it for myself and Miss M wasn't really that interested, she wanted to blow bubbles.

However! It was successful, easy and fun. What more can you ask for in a craft? Oh, it was cheap too!

This one is an oldie but a goodie: Toilet paper roll bird feeder!

1. Cut a small hole in the top of the roll and thread through a piece of string or twine. Then smother the roll with peanut butter.

2. Toss some bird seed on a plate and roll it around to get it nice and covered, try to cover as much as the peanut butter as you can with bird seed. 

3. Hang it up! A branch on a tree in your yard, a nail on the eave of your house, wherever works best for you. Try to pick somewhere that will give you a view from a window, especially a window your little one can see out of easily. 

I hung ours on a bougainvillea arm reaching out into our yard.

Here are some shots of the visitors we acquired 

If you try this out let me know! I want to know how it goes! I have another bird feeder craft idea that I'm working on, I'll report back later. 


  1. My daughter would love this! She through bread crumbs in the yard for the birds yesterday. I'll have to make this with her.


  2. Mine was throwing the extra bird seed in the yard while I was making it. It's funny to see the birds struggle with the urge to come get food and get as far away from a toddler as possible! We had a lot of fun with this and now have some frequent visitors. I'm going to post the other bird feeder soon!

  3. What a cute idea!! I love this. I feed birds and squirrels everyday in my front yard out of regular feeders and suet cages, but this is such a crafty,cool project. I am going to have to give this craft a try! I am sure my feathered friends will LOVE this! Thanks for sharing !


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