I’ve been saving up discarded toilet paper and paper towel rolls for a while now so its time to make the bird feeders with Riley. As soon as the weather starting warming up, all the little birds came flocking to our forsythia bush that lines the side of the house. We have several bird houses nearby that they build their nests in every year and throughout the season. I know you’re supposed to feed them in the winter when food is scarce but its always nice to welcome them back with a nice treat. This is a great craft to do with the kids and I love the idea of using something that you would normally toss out. I’ve made similar bird feeders using pine cones as well but these are a little easier to hang since they slide right onto branches.
Here’s everything you need to make these environmentally friendly bird feeders:
- toilet and/or paper towel rolls
- smooth peanut butter
- bird seed
- a kid that isn’t allergic to peanuts and loves to get messy
First things first, put your peanut butter into a bowl so that you’re not dipping back into the container. Then put your bird seed into a container for easy rolling. Start by spreading a thin layer of peanut butter all over your roll.
Then dip the coated roll in your bird seed. Roll it around and coat it completely. Riley liked this part better than spreading the peanut butter. She’ll pick up worms all day but she doesn’t like peanut butter on her hands.
Slip them over branches throughout your yard and watch the birds flock to your place. Remove them when they’re spent and toss them in the trash. Here’s the original Pin.