Make a Recycled Milk Jug Bird Feeder
Snot, snot and more snot. The past week has been full of it, with all three of us down with colds, fever and chest congestion. The husband took two days off work, the kid stayed home from playschool and we all just kept each other company, coughing in chorus and balling up wads of tissue all over the house.
When Little Miss M. was feeling a bit better, I came up with a fun activity that would keep her occupied but not sap all her energy and mine. A recycled milk jug bird feeder.
You will need:Empty milk jug, scissors, hole punch, green acrylic paint, brushes, clean up cloths, sticks, pine cones, glue gun, glue sticks, thread, bird food,
1. Take an empty milk jug from the recycle bin, rinse and dry it.
2. Cut a circle 2.5 inches in diameter near the base of the jug (This will be the main entrance to the feeder).
3. Using a nail or hole punch, poke a twig size hole just below the circle. This will be the perch.
4. Get some green acrylic paints together and give your toddler a paintbrush.
5. Get toddler to paint the whole milk jug green.
This occupied my kid for almost an hour - just hunting for the right kind of sticks and cones! I used that time to bathe the dogs, give myself a pedicure, cook dinner and clean the house.
If you really want to slow yourself down, do this: I handled the glue gun and Little Miss M got to place the sticks on the hot glue.