Saturday, 3 August 2013

Craft 101

Dear Lola, 

With the birds singing loudly in the yard this morning, and as the sun made its way through the trees, you announced "Let's go see what all the fuss is about!"

With your interest growing, we made plans to make some bird feeders with things we had around the house.

You'll need:

Pine cones
Peanut butter

Going on a mission to find the pine cones in the bush was half the fun! This is such a simple activity that can be enjoyed with kiddos of all ages.

First, attach string to the pine cone by winding it around the top fronds until it’s secure. Tie a knot at the top to make a loop.

Next, spread peanut butter all over the the pine cone with a spoon or butter knife, or fingers (as preferred by you). Make sure you have a little extra peanut butter, as more can end up in ones mouth than on the pine cone itself!

And finally, roll the peanut butter pine cone in the birdseed, covering the whole thing. You may need to sprinkle it on some parts to get all the nooks and crannies covered.

Hang in the tree and wait for your little feathered friends to come & enjoy.

We made that many that the chickens were lucky enough to have one tossed at them, and then you asked to go door knocking to give the neighbours a little treat for their birds too.

A lovely little activity we will no doubt do again... possibly as soon as tomorrow, if you have your way.

Your mama

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