Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bird Feeder – We Made It, Showcase Saturday

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I was in charge of the craft at Sarah’s Valentine’s Day party at preschool this past Thursday.

I wanted a craft that did not need glue or paint so I scoured the internet until I found a cool bird feeder at Ordinary Life Magic.

All you need is stale popcorn, bits of dried fruit, florist wire and some thread.IMG_3971

Since it was a Valentine’s party, I shaped the florist wire into a heart and had the kids sting the popcorn and dried fruit on it.

We left some space at each end of the wire so I could twist the heart to close it. Then I tied string through it so that we could hang it on a branch.

I will say that the heart shape proved to be a bit much for the hopped-up on sugar 4 year olds. A small circle would have been more manageable for them. (Perhaps we should have done the craft before the cupcakes!)

I think they turned out really cute and the birds are enjoying their treat!

Sarah working on the bird feeder at school.IMG_3961

Sarah’s best friend Sydney.

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IMG_3967And I popped way to much popcorn so later on that day I had Jennifer’s girls, Caity and Cheyenne, make some too.

IMG_3972 For more great craft ideas, head over to Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.

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15 comments:

Rebekah said...

That is an awesome idea.

Lee and Beth said...

That is so cute. And it's fun to watch the birds enjoying something that you made. :)

jennwa said...

That is a terrific idea. Caity really liked making them.

He And Me + 3 said...

You are so creative...nice job.

Grandma T said...

Great idea....eat one, thread one, eat one, thread one!! I bet the birds enjoyed it too!

Denise said...

Very awesome.

Stephanie said...

Hi there!
Thanks for the link to me!
And I'm so glad you liked the idea. :)
Stephanie (of OLM)

EntertainingMom said...

I love this! And now that Alexander has perfected that art of the centerpiece, we will move on to bird feeders next week!

Laural Out Loud said...

I hate crafts that involve glue, glitter or paint, so this is right up my alley! Projects like this seem to be hard to find. I'm definitely going to snatch this idea for when I have a gaggle of kids to entertain. Good job!

Debbie said...

What a great craft and a wonderful way to tie in Valentine's Day.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

What a great idea! I'll keep this in mind. My girls would love to do this! :)

Nap Warden said...

Fun project!

Badness Jones said...

That's adorable! They would look so cute hanging on my porch, and I love anything that I can hang there that doesn't die (I have the world's blackest thumb!)

Carly said...

What a great project!

Megan said...

oooh, that's a GREAT kid craft! i'm so bad at crafts! i think i'd maybe screw it up! :)

Megan