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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Milk Jug Bird Feeder: Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Hi!  I'm so glad to be back this month sharing another kids craft.  My boys love watching the birds in our new yard and with the cooler weather peaking it's head around the corner, I thought we'd make a bird feeder to encourage our feathered friends to visit.  A recycled milk jug and some puffy paint make this a super simple craft that you and your child can enjoy through the coming winter.

- 1 empty and clean milk jug
- acrylic paint
- scissors
-puffy paint and/or foam stickers
-ribbon or twine

Start by cutting a hole in the front (non-handle side) of your milk jug.  Then paint the outside.  We went with white.

Once the paint is dry, use puffy paints to create a design on each side of the milk jug.  Even the bottom. We used metallic effect puffy paints.

You'll need to wait for the paint to dry between each side so it doesn't drip down.

Once each side is dry, tie a ribbon or twine around the handle, hang on your favorite tree and fill with bird seed or nuts.

Grab your bird book and get ready to watch some birds.  We recommend watching from inside your house.  Impatient boys tend to cause the birds to stay away.

Hi there! I'm Stacey, and I blog over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts. I'm a former elementary school teacher, Foreign Service wife, and mom to three very active boys. I have a passion for all things crafty. On my blog you'll find sewing tutorials and pattern reviews for boys, women, and home decor projects as well as crafts and activities to keep my boys busy.  I'm a fabric hoarding, coffee drinking, YA fiction addict who'd choose cheese over chocolate any time. I love making new friends so stop on by!

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