Apple Slice Bird Feeders

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Hello Capturing Joy readers! I am Bethany and I blog at Whistle and Ivy, where I share free crochet patterns (these mama and baby flip-flops are perfect for summer!) and fun crafts and recipes. Today I am sharing these easy apple slice bird feeders. My son absolutely loved making them with me.

 

 

Make these fun and easy apple slice bird feeders: a fun kids activity to do this summer!

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What you need:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Bird Seed
  • 1 Large Apple
  • Yarn or String
  • Tapestry Needle

Start by slicing your apple. No special kitchen contraption needed, just a sharp knife! Be careful not to get your fingers.

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Next, get ready to spread a layer of peanut butter on your apples slices. Before spreading the peanut butter, dab your apples with a paper towel. The peanut butter sticks much better when the apples are a bit dry.

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Pour some bird seed onto a plate and dip the apple slices, peanut butter side down, into the seeds.

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Some of the apples may not have made it into the seed dish! The peanut butter and apples were too temping so we took a snack break.

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To hang the apple slice bird feeders, thread your tapestry needle with the yarn or string (I used 100% cotton yarn), and push it through the apples near the top.

 

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Tie them on a good brand in a tree and watch the birds come! We have noticed more birds on our yard already.

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I hope you try this simple and fun project with your kids this summer! My 3 year-old is starting to show a real interest in nature, so I plan on doing some more easy, nature-oriented activities. I need some ideas, what are your favorites?

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