Summer is the perfect time to create easy and magical crafts that will give children a better sense of nature, and a fun way to play. An easy popsicle birdfeeder is a great way to get a little messy, and give a bit back to nature.
A bag of popsicle sticks
1 bag of bird seed
Long piece of thin rope or cord to hang the bird feeder
Glue gun and glue sticks
Line up 11 of the popsicle sticks. Glue three sticks across them as shown.
Flip the platform over and begin gluing sticks around the perimeter of the platform, overlapping the ends of the sticks as shown below.
Continue building up the sides of the birdfeeder in this manner until it reaches the desired height. Three inches is a good starting point.
Set aside and allow the glue to dry fully.
Make as many as you like; the birds will thank you for sure!
Attach cord to the underside of the bird feeder.
Thread the cord or rope under the platform base of the feeders and then wrap around the perimeter of the feeders (as shown above) and again, glue using a hot glue gun.
Cross two long pieces of rope under the base of the feeder and join them into a knot at two feet above the feeder. This will be how you hang your feeder from a branch or nail. Fill the feeders with bird seed and find a good spot to hang it.
Have fun watching your local birds enjoy a special treat at their new handmade feeder!
Laura Hooker is a full-time mother, wife, Registered Nurse, and sewing and crochet-a-holic! She came about this wonderful world of crafting at an early age, and finds much inspiration from her lovely friends in blog land. She really enjoys coming up with and displaying her own patterns and tutorials. She is married and has two boys. You can find her at her blog, Ravelry page or her store on Etsy where she and her twin share sewing and fiber tutorials to inspire creativity in other Mamas. She also can be found at Windfall Dolls, where she and her sister give away Waldorf inspired dolls to deserving little ones.