Remember making those bird feeders out of a pine cone when you were a kid? Well, today Hailey and I made a variation of that. Since we don't have pine cones yet, I tried a toilet paper roll with peanut butter and birdseed! It worked out wonderfully!
First, I gave Hailey her spatula and opened the peanut butter. The first thing she did was stick the spatula in the jar and start eating it! I don't think she has ever seen a jar of peanut butter before to know what it was. We don't eat a lot of it here, so I don't think she would have noticed the jar. In fact, I can't remember the last time we had peanut butter in this house!
She enjoyed a few bites of that while I coated the toilet paper roll with a layer of the peanut butter. She then decided to help me and used my plastic knife to help coat the roll. I think she took more off with her fingers that she put on, but that was half the fun!
Next, we coated the peanut butter tp roll with birdseed. I poured it on a paper plate before we started to make it easier and less messy. Hailey had a great time playing in it and spreading it all over the table before helping with the feeder!
With that said, this is definitely an outside activity!
Hailey did a great job helping to make it and then she helped to hang it up on a plant hook on our fence! We hope the birdies enjoy the snack we left them!