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DIY Bird Feeder to Make with Kids

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My kids and I made the dream bird feeder, one that is completely covered in seeds. It’s like a cake house for kids, though, considering Hansel and Gretel’s experience with such a house, this may not be quite the best example …

This DIY bird feeder is a fun spring or summer craft to make with kids. You only need a cardboard box, a hot glue gun, two sticks, peanut butter and seeds.
Birds, chipmunks and squirrels came to check it out right away and we had fun peeping out the window to see who would be the first to take a bite out of the house. It was a brave squirrel. He must have been surprised to discover the peanut butter taste (we used peanut butter to “glue” the seeds to the bird feeder) but I guess he liked it as he kept on eating. His mama must be very proud to see what a good eater she’d raised.

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This DIY bird feeder is a fun spring or summer craft to make with kids. You only need a cardboard box, a hot glue gun, two sticks, peanut butter and seeds. | at Non Toy Gifts

We kept the bird feeder outside for only one day  so far as there was rain and snow in the forecast for the next days. This may be the only downside of this dream seed covered bird feeder. Being made out of cardboard, it can’t be left outside in the rain and you need to keep an eye on the weather. We look forward to the dry weekend to take it out of the garage and back to where it belongs.

This DIY bird feeder is a fun spring or summer craft to make with kids. You only need a cardboard box, a hot glue gun, two sticks, peanut butter and seeds. | at Non Toy Gifts

This DIY bird feeder is a fun spring or summer craft to make with kids. We started with a nature walk and gathered a couple of sticks. A cardboard box is the second ingredient you need for this project. I cut out the sides and roof for the house and glued them together. Don’t forget to make holes in the front, back and sides for the sticks prior to assembling the parts together. Now be prepared for the fun and messy steps of this craft which kids can do on their own: cover the house first in peanut butter and then in seeds. We were very generous with the peanut butter and used half a jar. As for seeds, we not only used them to cover the house but we also placed some inside.

Here is that brave first squirrel. He sure needed no stick to help him with his feast.

Squirrel eating from a seed feeder.

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