Hi again! It’s Megan from Homemade Ginger and I’m back to share a simple craft that your kids or students will just love making for spring!
Even though we live in the middle of a suburb outside of a big city, I’m always surprised at how many animals come out in the spring. We have spotted foxes, deer, chipmunks, coyotes and even muskrats all just in our neighborhood! It’s always so fun when one of my kids sees an unexpected animal! It almost feels like a treasure hunt. Among the various animals, we also have some beautiful birds that come out in the springtime. We love trying to identify the different birds and figure out if it’s a male or a female. I thought that this would be the perfect time of year to make some bird feeders.
Although there are tons of different beautiful store bought bird feeders, my kids were so excited about making their own and finding a tree to hang them on. They kept checking back and peeking out the window to see if any birds had found their feeders yet. These little bird feeders are so simple to make and they look just so sweet hanging in a tree. This would make a great activity for a class to do as an easy springtime craft. You could also wrap your feeder in a clear bag and give it as a little gift for Mother’s Day!
There are lots of DIY bird feeders on Pinterest, but I was especially inspired by this one from Betty Crocker. I loved the idea of using cheerios, but I wanted to find a way to add them to the string for an even cuter look! I just love how these turned out and couldn’t believe how easy they were!
Ice Cream Cone Bird Feeder
Here is what you will need:
- Sugar Cones
- Bird Seed
- Peanut Butter
- Yarn or String
Kids of all ages can make this quick and easy craft!
These would be great to give as Mother’s Day or teacher appreciation gifts!
Ice Cream Cone Bird Feeders
- 1 sugar cone
- 1/4 cup Cheerios
- 1 cup Birdseed
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 10 inches yarn or string
- Cut the tip off an ice cream cone with your fingers or a knife. Next, thread an 10 inch piece of string through the hole in the tip and tie a knot at the end so you can't pull it through the cone.
- Thread some Cheerios onto the string. Add as many or as few as you want. Leave at least 4 inches of string bare so you can hang it when you're finished. Make a knot at the top so the Cheerios don't slide off.
- Cover the outside of the cone in peanut butter.
- Roll the cone around in bird seed until it is completely covered. Use your hands to add bird seed to gaps or uncovered areas.
- Your bird feeders are complete and ready to hang outside!
These ice cream cone bird feeders are so easy to make and a great kids craft for spring!