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peanut-free DIY bird feeder

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We made a simple DIY bird feeder this week to get excited for spring and new life!  This DIY project is fun for children to create on their own, and our version is also peanut-free, so it is safe to try with your peanut-free child, or in a school that practices allergy awareness!


Our supplies consisted of some birdseed from the garage, some pinecones collected from our next door neighbors yard, yarn, and some sunflower butter!  My son is allergic to peanuts, but we occasionally will make a jelly sandwich or fill celery sticks up with sunflower butter!


I tied the yarn around three pine cones for child to make a nice hanging feeder.  Then I invited the children to roll their pinecones in the sunflower butter.  This got pretty messy, but my daughter loved it!  John, my sensory sensitive boy, didn’t love it as much, but he was willing to roll it in the birdseed, the next step.


It was cold the day that we created these, so we had to wait until the afternoon to tie them up.  John was very excited to put his on “his tree” and May’s on “May’s tree” — they are the smaller trees in the backyard :)


It got pretty messy, so another fun option would be to create these outside.


Handing on the tree.  A delightful treat for the birds of the air.

“Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”  Matthew 10:31


Bible on grass.

This post is a part of our Crafts through the Bible series following the amazing God’s Little Explorers curriculum!


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