Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrate Spring with an Easy DIY Bird Feeder #FCBlogger

A huge thank you to Family Christian for sponsoring today's craft. All thoughts are my own.

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. - Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Spring is almost here...according to the calender anyway! And in my house we are counting down the days. Isn't there something absolutely wonderful about spring? After all the cold and the snow, those little signs of life popping through. What a fantastic reminder of the beauty in all that God has created!

When you hear the word spring, what comes to mind? Flowers? Thunderstorms? Easter? Warmth? For me, I cannot help but think of the birds. Much like the verse above from the Song of Solomon, birds can often bring about that first little sign that spring has arrived. This year, we decided to celebrate by creating a super fun (and super easy) birdhouse to welcome springtime!! Take a look:

Want to create your own? Here's what you'll do:


Popsicle Sticks

  1. First up, you'll need to create your base. Start by creating a square frame with 4 popsicle sticks. 
  2. Add more popsicle sticks all the way across the base until the bottom is solid.
  3. Next, it's time to build up the walls. Ever used Lincoln Logs? We'll be using the same technique. Two sticks one way, followed by two the next. Continue building up until you reach your desired height.
  4. Attach string for hanging.
  5. Add your birdseed, and hang!

    (Hint: When we made our first bird feeder-pictured above- we used only one piece of string. We discovered this was a little unsteady...learn from our mistake, add string to EACH corner for more stability. You can also smear some peanut butter to the bottom of your bird feeder to help keep the seed from falling out!)

Not only was it a blast to create, but it also gave us a great chance to talk about how important it is to take care of all of God's creatures- a perfect springtime lesson!

Have a little boy in Cub Scouts? This bird feeder perfectly covers the Tiger Cub bird feeder elective as well- a win/win!

Find more fun activities and lessons to do with your children on this fun board from Family Christian:

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What ways do you celebrate Spring's arrival with your children? What tips do you have for sharing the importance of caring for the beauty God has created?


  1. What a cute way to welcome spring! I might make one of these to draw more birds to the yard for my cat to watch from the window!

  2. I need to do this with my nieces while they are here for Spring Break

  3. My children and I are going to make it this weekend. What a great idea!


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