Monday, August 13, 2012

Creativity at its FINEST!

If you know me, you know I am NOT creative...not in the least. God must of left that gene out of me! BUT, today, Payton and I were extremely creative if you ask me! We made a homemade bird feeder. Now, I don't know if this is really how you do it, or even if it will work. But we will wait and see!

I saved a few toilet paper rolls, bought a LARGE (I couldn't find a small bag) of bird seed, and we of course had some peanut butter on hand. So with these three ingredients and an excited two and a half year old, we were set to go!

We first spread the peanut butter, then rolled it in some bird seed, glued it to a paper plate, and VOILA, our own bird feeder! Oh what fun we had!

Payton was SO proud of herself! She did enjoy eating the peanut butter at the end of our process!  While we waited for the glue to dry, we had a small snack to ease the waiting period.

She was SO proud of her creation!
Then came the hard part of deciding where to place our bird feeder. We tested out a few places. One was on top of the was a tad bit windy, so I had to convince her to find another place. We ended up on the table, and we have been anxiously watching and waiting to see if a bird will eat anything! As of now, we have had no sitings....but I hope we do see one soon! Payton will be so sad if a bird does not endulge her sweet sweet creation!

I sure hope that this leads me to find more projects for my girls and I to do together! If you have any easy ideas, send them my way!!!


  1. Very good idea! My kids would love it. I was not given the creative gene either :) Our kids should turn out ok regardless right?

  2. We used to smother pine cones with peanut butter and bird seed and hang them from the trees. My mom says you can also use stale bagels or bread too! :)