Hey Everyone! Summer is in full swing, and if you have little ones running around, I have a fun project to keep their little hands busy. Every so often I like to have “craft day” at our house. I pull out tons of art supplies, and let the girls have at it. It is a wonderful way to have some family time, and who doesn’t love a good craft project?
I thought it would be great fun to make bird feeders out of popsicle sticks. This is a neat project for the entire family, and makes the birds happy. We gathered our supplies, and took our crafting fun out onto the deck.
It is a simple project, and only requires popsicle sticks, glue, and twine or ribbon. You start by laying out a square of sticks. Then, add glue (either hot glue, or a fast drying tacky glue) to 2 sticks and place one at each end of the square . Then, put a dot of glue in each corner, and add sticks to the other 2 sides. Keep gluing sticks into place, alternating sides, until you have the desired height.
I bought a box of regular and jumbo craft sticks. Bob used the regular size to create his feeder, and used a jumbo stick to make a stand for the birds while they feed. He used a hot glue gun, and managed only a couple of blisters