Popsicle Stick - Bird Feeders
Updated: 2 days ago
Trying to stave off cabin fever with my kids as spring was just starting to emerge, we came up with this fun craft to keep 'em busy, say hello to spring, and create something pretty cool!
One of my favorite projects to do during spring and summer is to create crafts and projects to decorate my yard (in a non-tacky way). I found this one idea online (although I can't remember where!!) and wanted to reshare this for you guys.
My kids are 7 and 9 and still had fun making these, but this project could be made by almost any age over 3 (extra mom help may be required though).
What will you need?
If you want to add a little pizzazz to this too, go ahead and throw some paint on there, use colored popsicle sticks, decorate with beads, stickers, whatever your mind can dream up!
Lay out the base of your bird feeder by lining popsicles sticks one next to the other
Add a perch for the birds by gluing at least two sticks across the middle of the feeder, allowing a good length to hang off of the edge.
Lay a popsicle stick across the tops of the base, one on each side, and glue down.
Stack two more sticks going the opposite way and glue down on all four corners
Glue two more on the other side and continue pattern until bird feeder reaches the depth you want. Allow glue to fully dry.
This was as tall as my son wanted to make his because...and I quote..."birds have short legs. They need to be able to dip their heads down from the perch." Melt my heart :) But If you want to make yours deeper or put a roof on it, go for it!!
String rope through a section of your layers and hang up! This was the limit to my little buddies crafting time and he was so over painting or adding any other little detail. But he did great and it came out super cute! Love him! If ya'll want to paint and add some color, fly away with it! Make these yours.
Now you're done. Simple as that!
Add bird food and watch your beautiful creation attract those little birdies. Good job!
Let us know if you tried this project and how it turned out! What extra flair did you add to your bird feeder?!