* Empty bottle (preferably 1 gal)
* Chopsticks or something for the birds to use as a perch
* school glue (to mix with glitter)
* paint brushes (i forgot these so we ended up using Popsicle sticks)
* Whatever decorations you want (pompoms, stickers etc)
* shoestring or some kind of twine
* super/krazy glue (FOR ADULT USE ONLY)
* Utility knife (again... ADULT USE ONLY)
So I'm going to attempt to make this craft go as quickly as possible for you and your wee one because as you can tell in one of these pictures I will post, she got bored. I must admit I set my standards on the Fun-O-Meter pretty high for this because it is my first blog. So do not be disappointed if it turns out that you are doing more (and having more fun) than the little one you are doing it with. BEFORE you tell your child you are doing a project... SET UP. I made the mistake of telling mine and she wanted to "help Mommy". Lets just say there is a glitter fiasco that i would rather not talk about.
Step one: set up the project.
*Take the glitter and put however much you want into individual bowls (or if you want to go crazy mix them all into one). You can either use a little glue or a lot, it all depends on what you prefer. I put just enough glue in to cover the bottom and glitter and then stirred it.
*Cut the openings for the birds and X's for where you want your bird perch's to go.
*I had her point to where she wanted the pompom and i put a dab of superglue there and she pushed the pom pom onto it.
*Add stickers or any other decorations you want to use
*Paint on glitter glue!
(By the glitter glue stage she had lost interest and was coloring in her FROZEN coloring book, so it became my project. Ha ha!)
*After you are finished decorating you can use your string or whatever you chose, in my case it was a shoelace, and tie it around the top.
*Hang the bird feeder in a place where it can dry overnight. (Make sure it is a place where glue can drip! Ours went in the basement to hang up over the laundry sink)
*In the morning you can attach your perches, fill 'er up and stick it outside!
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