Feeding the Birds

Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am super lazy about filling up the bird feeder in the winter. Trudging through the snow in my backyard is no picnic. However, I have no problem throwing some impromptu bird-feeding thing-a-ma-jigs in the trees in my front yard. And making them keeps bored children busy. Even the littlest tot can enjoy making these. It’s a win-win situation for me, the kids and the birds!

What you need:
:: empty toilet paper tubes
:: bird seed
:: peanut butter or vegetable shortening

Using a butter knife, spread the peanut butter or shortening all over the empty toilet paper tube.
Fill a shallow pie plate or like container, and roll the ‘buttered’ tube in bird seed.
Now your bird feeders are ready to slip on to tree branches! (Or keep chilled in the fridge until ready to take outside.)

~Guest Blog by Nadine~

Nadine is the Chuck Norris of knitting.  She dreams of a rural Amish life and the hills alive with the sound of music, but some days she’s simply happy with a frozen pizza and keeping up with the Kardashians.   She blogs about her adventures at http://corazenia.wordpress.com when the kids climb down from the roof.

Leave a Reply