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Cute Bird Ornament – DIY Christmas Craft for Kids

We signed up to offer a craft at our December 4H meeting. Our club’s theme is wildlife, so I wanted something that had something to do with animals. I scoured Pinterest for a Christmas ornament craft that was easy enough to be done by 6-year-olds but interesting enough for teens (as that is the age span of our club). It wasn’t easy, and I ended up finding exactly nothing that would work. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a picture of the Christmas tree our club decorated at Christmas Magic in York this year. It had a bird … Read more

Pine Cone Bird Feeder Craft

When I was a little girl, my mom had a red plastic bird feeder that she kept full of bird seed all winter long. She hung it in the large bush adjacent to our living room window, and all we had to do to watch the birds was sit down on the couch. I remember sitting there for hours, counting cardinals and identifying other birds as they made tiny footprints in the snow. A few years ago, we got an awesome squirrel-proof bird feeder, and Joe erected a twelve-foot pole in our front yard so that I could see it … Read more

Easy DIY Duct Tape Binoculars Made from Toilet Paper Tubes

Easy 5-minute Duct Tape Binoculars Made from Toilet Paper Rolls

We made this craft back in January, when we were watching birds at the feeder in front of our living room window. Allie thought it was so cool to have her own binoculars to stare at the birds fifteen feet away. She carried those binoculars around all the time, abusing them as any 3-year-old would. Thanks to the duct tape, they stayed together. They’re still around here somewhere even now, 7 months later. Materials: A heavy pair of scissors Two empty toilet paper tubes A roll or two of fancy duct tape – A note about the tape in the … Read more