Spring is upon us and this week started the kids Spring Break. Wahoo! This is our first year of official elementary Spring Break and I can tell you we are ready for it. The kids are tired and in need of a little R&R. While we are enjoying the lazy mornings, the weather has been screaming for us to get outside.
We of course love our backyard and are always playing, picnicking, gardening with the kids. While the kids and I were tending to our newly planted berries bushes, we noticed a couple little birds flying around. “We should feed them Mommy!” says MWHGirl. “That sounds like an awesome idea, babe! Let’s make them a bird feeder.”
Kidsgardening.org is a helpful educational resources to not only help you talk to your kids about where your food comes from, but it also has some fun garden based activities for your including a fun milk carton bird feeder.
- Half Gallon Milk Carton
- Craft Dowels (minimum of 9 inches long)
- Thread/Twine for Hanging
- Hole Punch
- Craft Knife
- Permanent Marker or Wax Pencil
- Bird Seed
You can find full step-by-step instructions here. You essentially are cutting triangles out of your cleaned out half gallon milk carton. We made our triangles approximately an inch in and the hypotenuse was approximately 3 inches. Wow, I’m getting all Geometry on you. 🙂 Make 4 hole punches. Two on the front triangles and two on the back.
Then have your sweet kid slide the dowel through the holes. At this point, you can simple punch a hole at the top and using the twine/thread for hanging and you are ready to fill with bird seed. We of course decided it needed a little Made with HAPPY upgrade and added some cut tissue paper pieces and mod podge.Apply a thin layer of mod podge or white glue and water (equal parts) with a sponge to the milk carton. Then have the kids place the cut tissue pieces (approximately an inch square) all over the milk carton. You can then add anther thin layer on top of tissue. Cut off any excess pieces.
Let dry maybe 10 minutes and you are ready to fill.Viola, you have yourself one Made with HAPPY Milk Carton Bird Feeder!
From here, we kicked back, enjoyed a snack and waited till the birds came back! We are a huge Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches fan at our house. They are mess-free, taste awesome and are made with pure Washington state grown apples. Added bonus for our busy on-the-go family, the pouches. Just makes snacks so easy!
Spring Break never looked or tasted so good! Hope you and yours are having a spectacular Spring Break!
Tree Top™ is very committed to growing top quality fruits and products. As part of this commitment, they are partnering with KidsGardening.org to help change the world by growing the next generation, one child, one school, one community at a time. For every purchase of Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches, they will donate a dollar to KidsGardening.org to help fund community garden projects and raise good apples across the country.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tree Top.