On our first day of Spring Break last week Lucy declared, “let’s make bird feeders!”
The skeptic in me sort of said, “okay” but honestly wondered if birds would even peck off those things.
The second day of Spring Break Lucy said again, “Mom, remember we need to make those pine cone bird feeders?”
Then she told me “I know exactly how to make them. You get a pine cone, put peanut butter on it, roll it in birdseed and hang it on your tree. It’s so easy!”
So I stopped being a boring mom and put her in charge of the project! Thankfully we still had pine cones from this project. Then we went to the store, grabbed a few simple things, and started making. And it was actually really fun, and really fast, and Lucy was totally happy. Do you remember doing these as a kid? Lucy even shared the project with her class on Monday when they went back to school.
In just a few minutes we had 5 bird feeders.
And our own hungry birds (that peanut butter is so tempting).
So we made human feeders
And headed out to hang up our goods.
They really look cute in the branches, almost like little Easter Eggs hanging from our spring tree.
Lucy was quite pleased (while I still wondered if any birds were going to feast). Each morning, Owen and Lucy woke up early to check on the feeders and we noticed that seeds had disappeared. So something was happening.
Maybe the birds and bees like our trees afterall. Now I just need to catch an actual bird in action. Oh, just believe, right? It doesn’t get better than butterflies and blossoms on a 70 degree morning.
Thanks for the fun idea Lucy! I should put you in charge of more projects.
For more simple bird feeder ideas, do a google image search on “DIY Bird Feeder” and you’ll find all sorts of cool tricks, like…..
• This brilliant wooden spoon-perch idea from Spoonful (used to be Disney Family Fun)
• If you don’t have pinecones, use twig balls like Katie from Skunkboy Creatures
• You know all those Target dishes you can’t resist buying? Look how Erin’s Creative Energy used them.
p.s. Lucy’s cute crocheted bows are by Cali Katrina. We love them.