Back at my house, the girls, threaded pieces of colored drinking straws on ribbon/string. Annalise is focusing very hard on her beading skills here.Then, we smeared peanut butter on the pine cones and rolled them in sunflower seeds. When we ran out of seeds, we used crushed up crackers from the pantry. (This was one of those activities you don't go to the store for, you just use what you have.)
Next, we tied it all on a wire coat hanger and...whoa-la! A birdy feeder. Actually, ours became a squirrel feeder.
We hung it on the part of the roof that is over our top deck. It was completely out of reach from any squirrels. In fact, if one jumped to catch the feeder he might plummet 12 feet to an untimely squirrel death. Still, this did not stop Peter (our neighborhood squirrel). Anne watched as Peter paced the deck all day trying to figure out how to get at the yummy peanut butter seeds. And somehow, he did it! The next day, the entire wire hanger feeder was gone! I mean, we couldn't find it anywhere! I think it must be stuck up in one of the pine trees somewhere. Anne told me this morning that Peter was naughty and she wanted the feeder back.
I will try to get a picture of Peter soon. Anne now loves looking out the sliding glass door for Peter. This morning, I had Jack's bouncy seat positioned by the door and Anne announced that he was looking for Peter, too.
Labels: Kids Crafting