Cheerio Birdfeeders

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My kids love watching birds eat from our bird feeder.  Do yours?  Here is a simple bird feeder that your kids can make. I found this cute idea at Preschool Alphabet You just need two things:  pipe cleaners and Cheerios.

Make a loop at one end of your pipe cleaner 
String Cheerios onto the pipe cleaner
{she had so much fun}
{my 21 month old son even got in on the action}
{but then he thought he was a bird and ate all the Cheerios off}
Twist the other end so the Cheerios don’t fall off
Have fun hanging them in the yard for the birds
I found that you should really hang them in trees instead of in bushes.  We don’t have many trees in our yard and my daughter could only reach the bushes.  Not long after we hung the three in the picture above, a deer came along and tore the entire branch down.  Also, if you use Honey Nut Cheerios or Cinnamon Burst (like we did) you will probably have bees around your birdfeeder.  Next time we will use regular Cheerios.
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  1. Such a cute & simple idea. 🙂 Love it. Following from I Heart Naptime link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog {if you haven‘t already!}. Hope to see you there.


  2. so cute! I pinned it and can’t wait to do it with my boys! I’m your newest follower, I hope you’ll come over and check out my blog 🙂

    Paige @

  3. Found you through SmileMonsters- this is a phenomenal idea! My boys look to be around the same ages as your kids and would totally love this- will have to go buy some Cheerios! Thanks for sharing- I’m a new follower and grabbed your adorable button 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for this idea. We just used it this afternoon when our cub scout pack decorated the town Christmas tree with goodies for the birds. We did this, and pinecones in peanut butter rolled in bird seed and we hung small pretzels too. Some of the boys added pretzels to their pipecleaners as well.

  5. You can also make these using yarn instead of pipe cleaners. Use yarn cut to about the same length, tie one end of the yarn to a cheerio & then continue stringing more on & tie a loop at the end to hang it from a branch. This way when the cheerios are gone the birds can use the yarn to build their nests. 🙂

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