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Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019
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Written by Mums NI on Sunday, 20 January 2019 Posted in: Mums NI Craft Hub

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first Mums NI Craft Hub of 2019.

As you know, it's quite been quite cold outside and our little garden friends will be finding it difficult sourcing food. So we thought it would be a great idea to help them on their way by making bird feeders. 

Children of all ages can take part in this craft. They will love watching the birds feed on their creation.

For each child participating you will need:

an empty toilet roll tube
peanut butter
a plate of bird seeds
twine or heavy duty string
a twig/stick

As mentioned above, children of all ages can be involved as this is a super duper easy craft. They will love the hands on experience of touching the peanut butter and seeds - sensory play.

Enjoy!

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019
Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Step 1


For each child participating you will need:

an empty toilet roll tube
peanut butter
a plate of bird seeds
twine or heavy duty string
a twig/stick

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Step 2


Poke two holes at either side on the top and bottom of the toilet roll tube.  This is where you will thread through the twine and the twig at a later stage.

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Step 3


Now it's time to spread the peanut butter on the toilet roll tube. This is quite a fun experience for children - don't be surprised if the kids start to eat the peanut butter!

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Step 4


Roll the peanut butter covered toilet roll holder in the seeds ensuring it is well coated.

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Step 5


Thread the twine/string through the top holes and push the twig through the bottom holes.

Now you have your bird feeders.

Mums NI Craft Hub - January 2019

Step 6


Hang your bird feeder on the tree and watch the birds coming and going eating all the seeds. Take a survey of what kinds of birds visit your garden.

We have had robin redbreasts, black birds, blue tits and speckled sparrows. Crows have also been visiting and eating the seeds that have fallen.

Have your little ones made this craft? We would be delighted to see the outcome. 

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