Earth Day Bird Feeder to Make with Kids

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Earth day is just around the corner, so here is a fun activity to get your children into eco-activities. The theme of this year’s earth day is Restore Our Earth, so why don’t you help by feeding the local birds in your area.  

This bird feeder is brilliant because it is not only biodegradable, but it also holds together in this warm weather.  Traditionally, you make bird feeders out of seed and lard, but as that melts making it with peanut butter is the perfect alternative.  As this biodegrades, when it is finished with, you can chuck it onto a compost heap teaching your children about how help protect the planet.

All you need to make it is a toilet paper roll, some peanut butter, birdseed mix, and some twine. If you don’t have any toilet roll, you can use a pinecone, though it can make for some funny photos!

What you will need

  • A toilet roll
  • Peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • Twine
  • Pinecone
  • A container to hold the seed for rolling it in

Step One

This is the messy part – well all of it is messy to be fair! Take your toilet roll and cover it in peanut butter! A thick coating will help more seeds stick on, so it doesn’t matter how much is used. You can use a wooden stick to help smear it on, or you can use your hands if you have a little toddler!

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Step Two

Take your peanut butter covered toilet paper roll, and place it on top of the bird seed. I used a plastic container to hold mine in, but a plate will work just fine. Gently roll the roll through the bird seed till it is thoroughly coated. buy finasteride online no prescription

Step Three

Loop some twine through the solid seed covered roll, and go and find a nice branch to hang it from. Try to make sure it is out of cat hight, and on a thin branch to avoid squirrels. This is a brilliant and easy craft to do, and helps to make young children feel connected to nature. buy lopid online no prescription

Pinecone alternative

Take a pinecone and tie some twine around the stump. As it doesn’t have the round hole of the toilet paper, it is easier to tie the twine now rather than when it has been covered in peanut butter! Cover it in the peanut butter, making sure to get it into the nooks and crannies. Roll through birdseed and hang it outside.

Please send us pictures of your earth day crafts!

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