Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Toiletpaper Roll Bird Feeders

I remember being in Brownies and making these peanut butter bird feeders.  I knew that I wanted the girls to have the same sweet experience, so I figured I would wait for the Spring to make these homemade bird feeders.  What??  What until Spring?  It dawned on me that it is bird feeding month and these poor creatures could use some food NOW!!  So here is Audrey's birdfeeder.

Spread on your peanut butter.  I used organic, no sugar peanut butter.
 Roll it in birdseed
 Just for fun, pat it on:)

 Hang it on a tree branch.   The other option is to put a string through the hole and hang it on the branch.
Take out your binoculars and watch those hungry birds fill their bellies during these winter months!
If you look really close, you can see our first customer!!

38 comments:

Catherine said...

Great idea, can't wait to make these with my little one - thank you :)

RedTedArt said...

Oh how perfect! And looks super easy to make! Mmmmh I may eat all the peanut butter though!

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Fab to have you on board!

Maggy

Marie said...

Oh, this is a great idea - I've been looking for something crafty but a bit different to do with all those toilet tubes we've been saving up to recycle. Do the birds manage to get the seeds off all right? I think the kids and I will give this a try!

Marie
Bonkers in Barnhart

Annie Moffatt said...

Marie,
Yes those birds get those seed off very well. In fact, they clean that toilet paper clean!!:) We are about to make another one. Perhaps I should use the paper towel roll this time, since it is a lot bigger:)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such a great way to make an easy to hang bird feeder.

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Great idea! I have made these before on a pine cone, this looks a lot easier!

Sharla said...

We are going to be making these tomorrow. Thanks!

Monica @ Equipping Catholic Families said...

I love your bird feeders! I just featured your post on my new "Links of Light Bulbs"...(a collection of good ideas...this collection is all about TP roll crafts!)
I hope that you check it out!
http://www.equippingcatholicfamilies.com/2011/10/links-of-light-bulbs-1.html
Monica

Hodgepodgemom said...

Thank you for this simple idea! We had such fun making four for our backyard birds. And we made them with SunButter sunflower seed spread so they'd be allergy safe for our peanut free household.

Annie Moffatt said...

You are so welcome! I love how you used the Sunbutter! What a great way to adapt the craft to the needs of your children!

Judith + Robin said...

This is a great idea and we tried it out as we have a lot of extra birdseed on hand right now. Easy and fun. http://windyandfriends.blogspot.com/2011/11/birdseed.html

thanks!

pigsmightfly said...

What a super idea Moffat Girls. It looks so easy. Thank you. I will pass it on to my grand-daughters too :o)

RaeCee said...

I thought this was genius! My children and I have made some before but using pine cones and they didn't work out to well, it was messy and they where hard to hang. SO when i saw this blog i got SO excited!!! Thanks you for sharing, I'm now following you.

I just started blogging and i LOVE IT! I blogged about our bird feeders and linked your page, take a look :D
http://raecee.blogspot.com/2011/11/bird-snacks.html

Inspire Me Heather said...

Too cute (your bird feeders and your helper)! I've got this linked to my bird feeders post too today, well done!

Jaimie said...

I love how simple this is. Thanks for sharing! We save all out toilet paper tubes for our hamster, but we always have FAR more than she needs. I took a friend's idea to make bird feeders for one of our advent activities, and I think we'll try this kind.

EMMA said...

Great idea! I a total fan of toilet paper tube activities, i'll adding this one to my list.

The Outlaw Mom said...

I love that your take on the homemade bird feeder is so simple! Something that I can have my little ones do with no help from me. Perfect activity! Thanks for sharing :-)

LocalFunForKids said...

I just saw this on Pinterest, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS IDEA. I'm having one of those... 'duh, why didn't I think of this' moments. This is very clever!

Laura said...

This was such a GREAT idea. We had a great time doing it. I included it in a round up of DIY birdfeeders I just posted (http://blog.playdrhutch.com/2012/01/29/five-ways-to-feed-the-birds-or-squirrels/) Thanks!

Renée said...

We made these last night -- thanks for the great idea! I posted about it here: http://montessoristory.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-bird-feeders.html

Thanks again!

Domestic Mama said...

Great blog ! I'm a new follower :)

Thanks for sharing !

http://talesofadomesticmama.blogspot.com/

Taryn@pinsandprincesses said...

Love this idea! Shared here
http://pinsandprincesses.blogspot.com/2012/04/toilet-paper-tube-extravaganza.html

Mary Kay consultant: Brandi Copeland said...

I guess my birds are picky. My tube has been out there for two days and they have not touched it. Oh well, I TRY to be kind to animals and they don't appreciate my grand gestures. LOL (note the sarcasm)

Jill said...

Do you think I could store these in the fridge or freezer to make as gifts?

Annie Moffatt said...

Wow Jill! What a GREAT idea!! I would think that the freezer would work well, but I also think the frig would do a great job too! I'm not sure, but I would give it a try!

Andrea said...

This is a great idea that I am going to do with my kids. I found your blog on pinterest and am so happy to be your newest follower. When you get a chance come by and check out my blog www.questfordelish.blogspot.com

amanda emery said...

would honey instead of peanut butter? would like to make them but have kids with allergies



Jane@flightplatformliving said...

am doing this tonight with my kiddies xxxx

seniorpal said...

Use to make a string(cut into 3 pieces do as usual and put on a long string & wrap around tree,bush

tallulah jane said...

what a cool idea for a winter Girl Scout meeting! thanks!

ZabawyRozwojowe said...

O, that is awesome:-) It enables kids to take care about birds and gives them sensory-touch development. And looks really nice.
As my kids are allergic to peanut butter, I would try to replace it with dactil syrup.
I'd like to write about your idea on my blog, where I share ideas for development plays, www.ZabawyRozwojowe.blogspot.com, may I?
Regards,
Magdalena

Jennifer said...

So cute!!! {and easy} Shared your idea here: www.tottimecrafts.blogspot.com

pearl2006 said...

Great idea, we did this a few months ago with pine cones and used string to put them in the tree. A squirrel came and chewed through the string and ran off with the pine cones lol. The kids weren't upset, they said its a bird feeder and squirrel feeder. awww.

Christa said...

Loved this project! We reviewed it today on The Daily Pin! http://www.thedailypin.net/2013/04/diy-bird-feeder.html

Sheila Brown said...

What a great idea! I am always trying to think of a new use for old toilet paper rolls. This is a great way to feed the birds, or squirrels!

Erin Powell said...

I want to do this activity in my classroom......(but I have a few kids allergic to peanut butter)...what could I use in it's place? Honey?

Elen Davie said...

Thank you for posting this! I found this on pinterest and couldn't try it out myself and post it on my own blog! Thank you! xxx

Odile said...

Do the birds end up eating cardboard too? I like the idea of the pinecones instead.

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