Sunday, March 1, 2009

Unplugged - Bottle (sort of)

Okay, so this is one of those Unplugged Projects where the clean-up takes more time than the actual project. The upside was that the product was useful! We used a milk jug (or bottle?) to make a bird feeder. E used some gold and silver sharpies to color the outside of the jug, and that's where the first mess took place. She learned that the ink would pool up if you pressed hard and held the pen in place...so after we were done I had to scrape up little dried puddles off of the kitchen table. Then I cut a hole in the side (no mess) for the birdies to access their food. The last step was to lace the string through the top and decorate with beads. E wanted to sit on the couch for that part, and the end result was beads all over the place. As soon as she had two or three on the string, I would drop it or she would bump the jug...I mean bottle. :)

After I filled it with seed, I hung it outside her window. She was pretty excited to see it out there. I hope we get to see a bird on it before the local chipmunks chew it to smithereens.

6 comments:

Yelli said...

Bird feeder! Awesome! We have special sympathies for birds and I miss my Midwest warblers here...say hi to them for me! :)

Meg said...

Thats so cool! I didn't even think of a bird feeder!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Sometimes the messy ones are the best! Very cute!

Crescent Moon said...

My son says he wishes we had made one of those bird feeders, so I guess we'll have to do that soon.

Michie said...

I thought of doing a bottle bird feeder too - I've seen one in Family Fun Magazine before. I wasn't that organized this week though.

Dayna said...

I love the beads on it - nice touch! I bet the birds are loving it.

 
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