Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tot Spot: My attempt to try something new everyday with my toddler! # 16 - Bird feeder!

Bird Feeder

 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!


  1. Hello there! Might I suggest putting up an "email me" button on your blog? Or a link to your Twitter or FB page? I would love to connect with you more than just following your blog! I think you have a GREAT idea for a blog here - I'm loving how personal it is, and how easy to relate to! <3 I can't imagine you have the time with your ever-exploring wee one, but August is "Guest Post Month" on - let me know if you want to join in the fun and write an article!

    1. Hi! Thanks for the tips! I am going to put the email me button on my blog today! I am slowly trying to get some more social media going for my blog and revamp and make it more user friendly and make it more my style. I would love to write an article for your guest post month, just let me know what you are looking for. Thank you again!!!

  2. This is so cute!! I tried to do this once with my littles, and I was reminded just how much toddlers and peanut butter don't mix!! They have so much fun that it's worth it, though! What a fun idea to try something new every day. I'm hosting a blog hop today called the Mommy-Brain Mixer, and I'd LOVE for you to come link up this post! It would be so fun to have you!

    1. The peanut butter was definetly an experience, but I really look forward to doing the pinecone version in the fall! Even with the peanut butter handprints all over the patio for me to clean! LOL! Thanks for the invite, I hope I did it right! :)