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Sunday, December 14, 2008

a little bird feeder

My hard-working husband worked right through supper last night and was going to eat later ... after he finished what he wanted to finish. So ... the kids were restless and we needed a project to occupy us. How about milk carton bird-feeders? They're definitely not fancy ... but they're super simple ... and the kids thought it was really cool that they could make a bird-feeder on their own ... no saws, hammers, nails, wood. (It's a bit difficult to cut a milk carton though ... so the younger two needed some help.)

How to? Just cut "windows" in opposite sides of a milk cartion ... close up the top with staples ... poke a hole through the top and insert string or ribbon or a pipe cleaner ... fill the bottom with bird seed ~ that's the best part ... and voila!

We were hoping to hang them up today ... but it was cold, windy, and snowing heavily. Maybe tomorrow ...

4 comments:

MUM said...

You gotta be tough and hang those bird feeders out there! That was a great craft idea and i'm sure the little birdies will appreciate them.

dana said...

Are you implying that we're wimpy???

LBB said...

Great idea for a bird feeder! You're becoming quite resourceful & imaginative up in the Northwoods! :)

dana said...

P.S. I forgot to mention that my boots got left at home and there's at least a foot of snow on the ground!