Friday, July 12, 2013

Cheerio Bird Feeder

Part of the Kids Summer Craft Camp that I am hosting is getting some ideas and inspiration from others.  I asked around for guest posters and the response was incredible!  I have so much fun stuff headed your way!  Don't forget to follow along on the KSCC Pinterest board where I will be pinning all of the posts.  Also, I encourage you to take pictures of your own creations and use the hashtag #KidsSummerCraftCamp on Instagram or on Twitter!  I'd love to see what you are up to!

Today, I am happy to introduce you to Krystal over at My Life of Travels and Adventures.  Krystal is a fellow January 2012 mommy, which is how we originally met!  After you check out this super easy bird feeder craft, I encourage you to head over to her blog and follow along with her travels!

And now on to Krystal!

I am quite excited to be guest posting over here at Sowdering About.  When Randi asked if I was interested in participating in her Kids Summer Craft Camp, I said Yes!   Then, I realized I am not nearly as crafty as Randi... as you will see when you keep reading... but I try.

First off a few points about this project:
  • I have an 18 month old son, Reid.
  • Reid destroys everything
  • Reid also eats everything
Now, keep those three points in mind when reading about the craft project.

I decided to try our hand at making bird feeders.  I had grand plans of slathering pines cones in peanut butter and rolling them in bird seed... Then I thought it through.  1. What if Reid eats the peanut butter and is allergic?  2. What if Reid eats the bird seed?

I realized that project was kaput before it even began. 

So attempt #2 at bird feeders:

Pipe Cleaners

Instructions: (this is soo simple!)

1. Make a small loop in one end of the pipe cleaner.

2. Fill the pipe cleaner with cheerios.

3. Snack along the way.

4. Make a loop in the other end of the pipe cleaner.
5. Rinse & repeat.

See?  Sooo simple.

I took them outside to a small bush we have in the front yard and hung them by the loop (or just twisted around a branch) for the birds.


Krystal is a working Mom who spends her evenings playing referee between her toddler, husband and 2 pit bulls. She started blogging while training for a a half marathon and over the years has written about weight loss, pregnancy and travel. Follow along for parenting adventures, recipes, crafts and her attempts at running.
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  1. Little Red looks so different....U better ck your camera settings!!

  2. Great idea! I have a question, though so I'll go leave it on your page! Looks like Reid had fun eating this craft!!


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