This bird feeder for kids is adorable and so easy to make! They are fun to clip on branches and will attract winter birds to your yard. Connect with nature during those cold winter months with this fun craft!
Making a bird feeder with kids is a great way to teach children about caring for nature and how to identify local birds!
These bird feeders can be decorated in different ways and are fun for kids of all ages to make. They can be clipped anywhere in your yard and make cute decorations!
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Ready to make a simple bird feeder for kids?! Here’s what you’ll need..
- Cookie Cutter Shapes (Optional)
- Bird Seed
- Peanut Butter or try PEANUT FREE Sunbutter
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Here’s How We Made This Simple Bird Feeder:
First decide on a shape for your bird feeder. We found two heart shaped cookie cutters to trace. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we thought this would be a sweet Valentine treat for our feathered friends. One thing that I love about this activity, is that you can change the shape to fit your season, holiday, or interests!
Cut out your shapes.
Glue the clothespins to the back of your cardboard shapes. We used a hot glue gun, but I think Elmer’s glue would work just fine. The clothespins make the perfect perch for the birds!
Now hold on to the clothespin and spread peanut butter onto your cardboard shape. Make sure you spread a thick even layer, so the birdseed will stick in the next step.
If you can’t use peanut butter due to allergies, try PEANUT FREE Sunbutter.
Decorate your bird feeders! Get creative with this step!
The easiest way to decorate the bird feeder, is to hold on to the clothespin and press the peanut butter side into the birdseed. The clothespins are not only functional, but help make this a low-mess activity!
Here is another way to decorate your bird feeder! Decorate the edge of the the shape with a one type of birdseed and sprinkle the middle with the rest of the the birdseed mix! This is great for building fine motor skills and practicing hand-eye coordination. This way is a bit more challenging and messy;)
Now that your bird feeders are complete, take them outside and clip them to tree branches or other areas of your yard! Make sure you clip them to a branch near a window so you can bird watch from indoors! This is such a fun way to connect with nature during those extremely cold days of winter.
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I hope you give this simple bid feeder a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.