Here in Minnesota, the winter’s can get very long and cold. You need to be creative with your time spent inside and even more so now that I have a little one to keep busy. I have been seeing these toilet paper roll bird feeders all over the internet lately so we decided to give it a try ourselves.
Supplies: Toilet paper roll, peanut butter, bird seed, a paper plate and something to spread the PB with.
Spread the peanut butter evenly around the roll of TP
Then sprinkle seeds of choice onto a paper plate and roll the PB covered TP roll in the seeds.
Then find a spot to place the roll outside. We decided to put our “bird feeder” outside of our kitchen window on a vine. We figured we’d be able to get a really up close and personal view from there.
We made two feeders. Unfortunately no birds came for over a week. But when they finally started coming, they did not stop.
My daughter always got very excited when she spotted a bird outside.
Unfortunately, the birds aren’t the only ones that were interested…
The squirrel ended up stealing both of our bird feeders after a couple weeks.
I must admit, it was pretty cute watching this squirrel. Am I the only one that thinks he is adorable?
All in all, the entire project only took a couple minutes to create and my daughter had fun making them (she is 2 years old). I think the joy we got out of watching the birds (and squirrels) in the weeks following was definitely worth it.