We have lots and lots of birds in our backyard. Cardinals, Blue Jays and Robins galore. I saw the idea to make these little bird feeders over at Good + Happy Day.
All that is needed are some pipe cleaners and a few bowls of Cheerios. Want to hear a funny story about pipe cleaners?
When I was in the second grade we had to draw pictures of what our parents did for a living. When Mrs. Dyer came around to ask about my picture, I proudly announced that my dad was a pipe cleaner! Mrs. Dyer thought this was hysterical. When I later asked my mom why Mrs. Dyer would laugh at me because of what dad did, she had to patiently explain that my dad was a pipe fitter not a pipe cleaner. And now I laugh each and every time that I pull out the pipe cleaners.
All that you have to do is string the Cheerios along the pipe cleaner. You can't see it here, but I bent the other end so that the Cheerios wouldn't slide off.
I was amazed that little Miss Paizlee was able to do this project as well. She would put three or four Cheerios on the pipe cleaner - and then eat them off. Maddux said that she must be part bird.
Once the pipe cleaners are full of Cheerios, you make a circle and tie the ends together. Breuklyn was great about putting the chain together. This was such a fun project for the afternoon after we picked Breuklyn up from school. It was nice to sit and talk about her day while completing a simple project.
You can leave them in individual circles, or link them together to make a chain. We wanted a chain for our birds.
Once you have completed your chain, or run out of Cheerios, you can hang it outside for your little feathered friends. I am sure that they will appreciate it.
Have a great weekend!!!!