Peanut Butter Bird Feeders: A Simple Craft Idea for Young Pet Lovers
I have two kittens who love to sit by the window and watch the birds and squirrels. I also have a young daughter who loves to sit and pet her kittens. To give them both some extra entertainment, I decided to test out an idea from my old Girl Scout camping days: peanut butter bird feeders. The project was a win-win: my daughter loved making it and our pets adore the new flurry of activity outside of our family room window.
- Pine cones
- Peanut butter
- Plastic knife
- The fun begins when you challenge your child to hunt for as many fallen pine cones as he can find. If you live in an area without them, a great substitute is old bagels, sliced in half.
- Spread peanut butter all over the pine cone or bagel half, using a plastic knife or other child-friendly spreader.
- Dip the peanut butter covered cone or bagel in birdseed.
- Loop string around the pine cone or bagel, then tie it to a low-hanging tree branchóaround eye level with your child, if possible.
These simple feeders last and last for your outdoor critter friends and provide great entertainment for indoor bird watchers as well!
Signe Whitson, LSW is has many titles on her plate. She is an author of How To Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens and Friendship and Other Wepons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying, being released in November. You can find more information at http://signewhitson.com. During her free time Signe is a freelance writer for My Baby Clothes dot com. Check out the new fall line of baby clothes, tutus and baby hats.