Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bird house

Don't you just  love to sit and watch the birds fly around the yard. Their wings fluttering so fast. Some are such beautiful colors. Have you ever seen a Oriole (not the cookie either!) or perhaps a hummingbird? 

It's nice to teach little children about nature and allow them to partake in helping do something nice for these tiny little creatures.

Make this very simply designed birdhouse using things that you have right in your kitchen.

  • Clean 1-liter soda bottle
  • Craft knife
  • 2 old wooden spoons
  • small eye screw
  • Length of twine for hanging
1.   Start by drawing a 1/2-inch asterisk on the side of a clean 1-liter soda bottle, about 4 inches from the bottom. Rotate the bottle 90 degrees and draw another asterisk
2 inches from the bottom. Draw a 1-inch-wide circle opposite each asterisk, as shown.
2.   Use a craft knife to slit the asterisk lines and cut out the circles (a parent's job). Insert a wooden spoon handle first through each hole and then through the opposite asterisk, as shown.
3.   Remove the bottle cap and twist a small eye screw into the top of it for hanging.
4.   Finally, fill your feeder with birdseed, recap it, and use a length of twine to hang it from a tree.

Here's a different birdfeeder I found on YouTube

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