a fun and simple kid-friendly and bird-friendly craft.


Spring is officially here, along with plenty of hungry birds. These bird seed ornaments are a super easy kid’s craft that you can make from just a few items that you probably already have in your home. The birds will be thanking you and kids will love making them!

bird seed ornaments

How to Make Bird Seed Ornaments

Bird seed ornaments are a fun and simple kid-friendly craft. You can make your ornament any shape you like, just be sure to cut a circle in the center so the birds can perch while they dine on bird seed.

All you will need is some thin cardboard, peanut butter (the Audubon Society assures us that peanut butter is safe for birds), and bird seed. You can read this article on Myths and Facts on Peanut Butter and Birds for more information.

bird seed ornaments hanging from a tree

Ingredients you’ll need

Step 1 birdseed ornaments

How To Make A Bird Seed Ornament

  1. Flatten your cardboard and use a template or cookie cutters to draw any shape you like with a pencil. In the center, draw a circle about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Cut out the shape and the inside circle.

    TIP: Adults can pierce the center with the nail or needle to help cut out the center.

  2. Use the nail or needle to poke a hole in the top of the shape (adults only). Thread a piece of floral wire through the hole and twist to close.
birdseed ornaments supplies
  1. Pour some bird seed in a tray or dish.
  2. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the shape. Hold the shape over the tray and cover with bird seed. Turn over to remove excess.
  3. Place the ornament on a baking tray lined with wax paper to set. If desired, repeat on the other side (optional).
Add the peanut butter then the birdseed
  1. Hang outside and wait for your feathered friends!
birdseed ornaments on tree stump

If you like this super easy bird seed ornament recipe, you might want to have the kids try these Cheerios birdfeeders next.

Birdseed ornaments to hanging from a tree

If you missed it before, don’t worry, peanut butter is indeed safe for birds and we have an article explaining the Myths and Facts on Birds and Peanut Butter if you’re concerned!

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Easy Bird Seed Ornaments

Make these easy bird seed ornaments from just a few items that you probably already have in your home. Peanut butter, cardboard, and bird seed!

Author: Meaghan Mountford

Supplies

  • thin cardboard such as a cereal box
  • pencil
  • template or cookie cutters
  • scissors
  • peanut butter or comparable, bird-safe spread
  • bird seed
  • small nail or tapestry needle
  • floral wire

Instructions

  • Flatten your cardboard and use a template or cookie cutters to draw any shape you like with a pencil. In the center, draw a circle about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Cut out the shape and the inside circle. TIP: Adults can pierce the center with the nail or needle to help cut out the center.

  • Use the nail or needle to poke a hole in the top of the shape (adults only). Thread a piece of floral wire through the hole and twist to close.

  • Pour some birdseed in a tray or dish. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the shape. Hold the shape over the tray and cover with bird seed. Turn over to remove excess. Place the ornament on a baking tray lined with wax paper to set. If desired, repeat on the other side (optional).

  • Hang outside and wait for the birds!

This post originally appeared here on Apr 27, 2017.

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