Friday, July 22, 2011

{ Get Your Kiddos Crafting - Cheerio Birdfeeder }

This is a super simple, but fun craft for toddlers and preschoolers: a Cheerio Bird Feeder. I can't say that any birds have eaten off of ours, which has caused Phoebe some concern, but they were fun to make all the same. Phoebe was able to make hers by herself and even little Tabi was able to make one with a little help too.

To build your Cheerio Bird Feeder you will need Cheerios or any O shaped cereal and pipe cleaners. Create a loop on one end of a pipe cleaner that will eventually be used to hang the feeder, in the mean time it will hold the Cheerios on for your kiddo. I poured a pile of Os on the ground and let the girls eat and string the the Os on their respective pipe cleaners. When their pipe cleaners were full, I simply balled the pipe cleaner at the end to hold the cereal on. Voila! A bird feeder.

I got this simple but creative idea from Lindsy at Preschool Alphabet, if you would like clearer instructions than what I gave above or would like to see pictures of the steps please check out her Cheerio Bird Feeder post. Also, Lindsy recommends pairing your Cheerio Bird Feeder with a letter from the alphabet; B for bird, C for Cheerio or O for the O shape of the Cheerios. We went with B for Bird since Phoebe loves birds. We've been "B" hunting all week finding Bs everywhere and it all stemmed from Lindsy's post on the Cheerio Bird Feeder. Thanks Lindsy!

Lindsy has tons of great ideas for helping preschoolers learn important concepts and have fun while doing so. I highly recommend checking out her blog Preschool Alphabet for fun learning activities and crafts if you have a preschooler.

Head on over and find something fun to do with your kiddo this weekend! I hope that you had a great week and that you'll have a great weekend. Happy Friday!


Lindsy said...

Glad you guys had fun making these! Honestly, I don't think we've seen any birds eating these either. Maybe they'll enjoy them more in the winter ... or maybe we'll try multi-grain cheerios next time (?!) Thanks for the links back to my blog! :)

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