With spring on it’s way, here’s a great kid-craft to user in the season!
50 popsicle sticks
1 large popsicle stick (tongue depresser)
1 bag of bird seed
1 tub of outdoor paint
2 long pieces of hemp cord to hang their bird feeder
2 glitter glue sticks (to decorate if you’d like)
Line up 12 popsicle sticks. Glue 2 sticks across them. Turn it over.
Do a second row of popsicle sticks going in the opposite direction to strengthen the base (I actually did this at the end because it was a last minute decision, but doing it at the beginning will give it more support as you build).
Alternate popsicle sticks around the frame once.
Glue down to the tongue depresser.
Continue alternating popsicle sticks around the outside until you have 6 rows, gluing each popsicle stick down as you go. Set aside to dry.
Let the kids paint their bird feeder, and set aside to dry.
Parents: using a hot glue gun, attach the hemp cord to the underside of the bird feeder.
Thread the cord underneath the top round of popsicle sticks (as shown above) and again, glue using a hot glue gun.
Let dry, fill with birdseed, and hang outside!