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Family Friendly activity for young and old. Easy to make with supplies readily on hand. This bird friendly feeder will attract the birds so you can talk to your kids about these beautiful creatures.

This is a fun bird feeder to make with your kids, the entire family or the neighbors to feed the birds and attract the beauty of birds to your yard. #birdfeeder #birds #outdoorcraft #kidscraft #familytime

What a great bird feeder for the kids to make!  

This Easy Ice Cream Cone Bird Feeder is a fun hand and eye coordination activity for the younger kids.  It is interesting for the older kids, and the supplies are easily found in your pantry.

Try this one for a family fun night, or activity to kill summer boredom.  

As the birds come to snack, you can talk about what types they are, and help your kids appreciate the beauty each bird brings to our world.

For more ideas, try this ORANGE BOWL FEEDER and these TWO FEEDERS and DIY BINOCULARS are terrific for little ones. 

 

Supplies:

Sugar Ice Cream Cones

Peanut Butter

Bird Seed 

Paper plate, plastic knife or something to spread the peanut butter with such as a craft stick.

 

Directions:

Cut off the tip of the end of the sugar cone using a sharp knife.  *This part is for an adult to do.

Family Friendly activity for young and old. Easy to make with supplies readily on hand. This bird friendly feeder will attract the birds so you can talk to your kids about these beautiful creatures.

This is a fun bird feeder to make with your kids, the entire family or the neighbors to feed the birds and attract the beauty of birds to your yard. #birdfeeder #birds #outdoorcraft #kidscraft #familytime

 

Put a tablespoon or two of peanut butter on a plate.

If the child is old enough to safely use a plastic knife, give them one to spread with.  If not, a craft stick would work well.

And the sugar cone without the very tip, so there is an opening for the twine, string, etc. to hang the bird feeder with. 

Family Friendly activity for young and old. Easy to make with supplies readily on hand. This bird friendly feeder will attract the birds so you can talk to your kids about these beautiful creatures.

This is a fun bird feeder to make with your kids, the entire family or the neighbors to feed the birds and attract the beauty of birds to your yard. #birdfeeder #birds #outdoorcraft #kidscraft #familytime

 

Have them spread the peanut butter all over the sugar cone.

Family Friendly activity for young and old. Easy to make with supplies readily on hand. This bird friendly feeder will attract the birds so you can talk to your kids about these beautiful creatures.

This is a fun bird feeder to make with your kids, the entire family or the neighbors to feed the birds and attract the beauty of birds to your yard. #birdfeeder #birds #outdoorcraft #kidscraft #familytime

 

Scrap off any excess peanut butter from the plate that wasn’t used. 

Pour a 1/3 cup or so of bird seed onto the plate and have them roll and press the bird seed onto the peanut butter covered ice cream cone.  Add more bird seed to the plate as needed; this will help control the mess:)

Family Friendly activity for young and old. Easy to make with supplies readily on hand. This bird friendly feeder will attract the birds so you can talk to your kids about these beautiful creatures.

This is a fun bird feeder to make with your kids, the entire family or the neighbors to feed the birds and attract the beauty of birds to your yard. #birdfeeder #birds #outdoorcraft #kidscraft #familytime

 

If the child is old enough, have them do this step also.  If not, take the twine, string, or yarn and push it through both ends of the covered ice cream cone to form a long loop to hang the bird feeder from, giving yourself plenty of length.  It’s easier to shorten it then to have to start over and add more length.  

Family Friendly activity for young and old. Easy to make with supplies readily on hand. This bird friendly feeder will attract the birds so you can talk to your kids about these beautiful creatures.

This is a fun bird feeder to make with your kids, the entire family or the neighbors to feed the birds and attract the beauty of birds to your yard. #birdfeeder #birds #outdoorcraft #kidscraft #familytime

 

Hang the Easy Ice Cream Cone Bird Feeder from a branch, post, fence or wherever works best in your yard and area. 

Now enjoy the birds coming to visit as they snack. 

Family Friendly activity for young and old. Easy to make with supplies readily on hand. This bird friendly feeder will attract the birds so you can talk to your kids about these beautiful creatures.

This is a fun bird feeder to make with your kids, the entire family or the neighbors to feed the birds and attract the beauty of birds to your yard. #birdfeeder #birds #outdoorcraft #kidscraft #familytime

 

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2019
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