Do you have pipe cleaners, Cheerios, and string in your house right now? If so, you and your kids can easily make a fun Valentine’s Day bird-feeder. (I don’t suppose the birds in your backyard are really expecting much this February 14th, but I’ll bet your kids will enjoy making it for them anyway!)
First, bend several pipe cleaners into a “V” shape and string with Cheerios. (Children as young as two-years-old really like doing this part.)
When it is as full of Cheerios as you would like it, curve the ends in to form a heart shape and twist in the middle to secure.
Use pieces of string to tie the hearts together in a chain. Hang from a tree, bush, hook- anywhere outside that you think your birds might like to eat. It may take a little while for the birds to find them, but they will be happy chirpers when they do!
Katey writes about simple and creative ideas for families at Having Fun at Home.