Here BIRDIE, birdie!!!

Homemade Bird Feeders Kids Can Make
Kids DIY Homemade bird feeders and Binoculars

Here BIRDIE, birdie!

Spring is here and time to get out and enjoy the season as friends and family. 

I have simple binoculars the kids can make out of toilet paper rolls to go bird watching.

Also EASY and FUN bird feeders to bring the feathered friends to your yard that the kids can make as a family activity, or craft time.  You’ll love how easy they come together.  Then watch all the different kinds of birds that come to eat. 

While making the bird feeders and binoculars take the opportunity to teach about the different types of birds that are in your area.  You could look at the library, or pictures on the internet to show pictures, flight patterns to older kids and really have some FUN!  Click to the next page and let’s get going.

 

 

Cheerio Chain Bird Feeder

Supplies:

  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Cherrios
  • Ribbon, yarn or string

 Directions: Have children thread cheerios onto pipe cleaner, leaving room to twist ends together to form a circle. Repeat, except loop through other circle before twisting ends, forming a link.

Do as many links as desired. Tie a ribbon, yarn or string onto an end loop and hang.

Cheerio Chain Bird Feeder 1

Bagel Bird Feeder 

( from:  The National Audubon Society)

Materials: • stale bagels • peanut butter • bird seed • string or yarn

Tie yarn or string around the bagel.

Slather stale bagel with peanut butter.

Roll in birdseed.

Hang from a tree.

TIPS: • Place your bird feeders in places that aren’t too windy, have good cover nearby, and minimize other hazards. 

Fill your bird feeders with the amount of food that can be eaten in 2-3 days. 

Keep your feeders and feeding area clean by raking up spilled seed under them and wiping off permanent feeders.

Provide water at your feeding area. Place a clay saucer that’s at least 24 inches on a low stump or on the ground, and fill it with about 1 1/2 inches of water.

Refill it every few days.

Bagel Bird Feeder 1        

 Bird Watching Binoculars

Gather up some empty toilet paper rolls, or cut paper towel rolls into segments. 

Glue rolls together.

1-punch holes

2- tie with string

3- paint or use stickers

4- go bird watching!

Bird Watching Binoculars
Bird Watching Binoculars

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BIRD FOOD

Kids Craft Bird House to build together

Kids Bird Watching Binoculars 

Copyright Carrie Groneman,  A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2017

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Comments

  1. These are great ideas to do with the children. Love those binoculars! Pinning!! Stopping by from Family Fun Friday. Shirley @Intellligent Domestications.

  2. Will definitely be doing the cheerio bird feeder and binoculars soon! Schools are in for just one more week here and the kids are going to LOVE doing these…especially since they spend so much time outdoors. Just gotta save up enough toilet paper rolls first!

  3. My great grand kidlets aka Carrie’s grand kidlets made me and Grandpa Bert the bagel bird feeders and the birds loved them.
    We had a fun time watching them pecking at them till they was gone .

  4. They’re so cute! I love the cheerio rings! and I love bananas with chocolate! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday link party, Carrie! See you next week? Sharing your post on Twitter!

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