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Easy pipe cleaner bird feeders

Easy pipe cleaner bird feeders

Now Summer has officially arrived it’s lovely to see our crafts being inspired by nature and our garden. We love to attract the birds to our garden so made some easy bird feeders after school today. It’s a quick and easy craft but a great way to improve those fine motor skills.

Easy pipe cleaner bird feeders

Easy pipe cleaner bird feeders

We used:
pipe cleaners
Honey Loops breakfast cereal

I poured some of the Honey Loops into a smaller container and sat my children down with an assortment of pipe cleaners. They threaded the cereal onto the pipe cleaners, one by one.

Easy pipe cleaner bird feeders

It was a lovely craft because I got to hear all about their day at school whilst they were doing it.

Easy pipe cleaner bird feeders

When they had filled up their pipe cleaner they twisted the two ends together to form a loop.

Easy pipe cleaner bird feeders

Our bird feeders were then hung around the branches on our little tree for the birds.

8 Comments

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    Laura
    June 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I’ve been neglecting my birds recently so will have to dig out the pipe cleaners and give this a try, is it easy enough for a two and a half year old?

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      jenny
      June 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      It should be a greta craft for their motor skills, just make sure you bend over the end of the pipe cleaner first.

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    Ana De- Jesus
    June 26, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    It looks like a cute little necklace but I love that it can be used to feed the birds. Such a cute Hack x

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    Laura
    June 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    This is such an ace little craft – my favourite kind as it’s quick and easy for little ones to do

    Laura x

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    Ickle Pickle
    June 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    This is a brilliant idea – so simple for Pickle to do himself. I love it! Kaz x

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    Sarah
    June 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve seen these around before, yours turned out great! Definitely something I’d want to try with my little ones!

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    LaaLaa
    June 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    This is so creative. Never would of thought to do this x

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    Michelle Twin Mum
    June 26, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    My word, these are super easy and perfect for attracting more birds into the garden. Thanks, Mich x

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