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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Birdseed Ornaments

Not long til Christmas now! We are nearly done with all our homemade gifts, but we didn't want the birds to feel left out! So, the afternoon project with the kids today was bird seed ornaments. It's a super simple project so it's great for the little ones. And also, I thought it was really fun. I'm pretty easy to entertain!

If they're too little they'll need some help with the first step.
Cut whatever shapes you want to make out of cardboard.

We made some shapes (like candy canes) that we can just hang, but the shapes like stars you will need to punch a hole in top for string to hang up.


Cover the shapes with a layer of peanut butter.
See Farm Girl in the Background? With peanut butter on her sleeve?

Then just press the birdseed down onto the peanut butter.


And there you go!

We didn't go out and hang ours up today because it's still a little cold, but  it looks like we might hit 40 degrees tomorrow (heat wave!) so it should be a good day for getting some fresh air!

 I did get out for a short walk this morning though.
Here's what it looks like around here today. 






I want to grow some things to use for bird feed next year (that bag of birdseed was pricey!) . We are planning sunflowers for sure. do you have any other ideas of what we could grow for bird feed?

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8 comments:

  1. What a clever way to feed the little animals! I love it and will be trying it, even if it's summer here in New Zealand!

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    1. Hello over there in New Zealand! I'm happy you're going to try it out, it's a fun project! I hope you're enjoying summer! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. The birds will surely have a Merry Christmas Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥

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    1. Hi Katherine! Thank you for visiting my blog! Merry Christmas!

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  3. How cute to make the like ornaments. We have done pine cones rolled covered in peanut butter and then rolled in seeds similar to this before. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas on The HomeAcre!

    Please join us again Thursday for The HomeAcre Hop:
    http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-homeacre-hop-51.html

    ~Ann

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  4. The pine cones are really cute too! Thanks for stopping by!

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