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I like to think of myself as an organized person, and I love actually organizing things. But sometimes between work, motherhood and being a wife, my brain can get a little scattered. An idea will hit me and I’ll say “oh, I have to remember to look that up” – and then five minutes later, it’s left my mind for the next six months.
Fortunately with a smartphone I lose less ideas than I did previously. I can jot myself a note, send a text to my husband with that hubby-do list request, or even look up the name to that song I can’t quite remember and stop driving myself nuts. But even more importantly, when inspiration hits, I can do something about it.
The other day I was at Walmart picking up some tomato plants when I noticed some bird seed. Bubbles loves watching the birds in the backyard and I had been meaning to have us make something to feed them. Yet another one of those ideas that pop into my head and then is completely forgotten when I move onto the next thought.
But since I had my Samsung Galaxy Avant in my pocket, and because it has unlimited data with the Walmart Family Mobile service, I pulled out my phone and hopped onto Pinterest. Pinterest is one of my main sources for inspiration and having it at my fingertips can be really useful. I searched for easy DIY bird feeder ideas for kids and found a couple that just from the visuals looked really easy.
We ended up making two different types of DIY bird feeders and both of them are super-simple for kiddos to do. Younger kiddos will need a tiny bit of help (cutting and knotting string) but older kiddos can handle these all on their own.
Peanut Butter DIY Bird Feeder
You’ll need just four items to make these. Peanut butter, bird seed, a knife and some empty cardboard tubes.
Spread a little peanut butter on the outside of the cardboard, then sprinkle with or roll the tube in bird seed. Find a sturdy branch and slide the tube over the branch, then wait for the birds to land.
Cereal DIY Bird Feeder
For these you’ll just need some circular cereal and pipe cleaners. Let your kiddos thread the cereal down over the pipe cleaners, then twist the ends closed.
You can either slide them over a branch as-is, or use a loop of yarn to hang them.
A short while later a robin showed up pecking his way across the lawn. While he didn’t seem interested in our feeder just yet, Bubbles was very interested in knowing what kind of bird it was, what food it liked, and more. A quick search on the Samsung Galaxy Avant for a bird guide brought up lots of information, including some visual charts of birds and their names.
I appreciate having data at my fingertips to let us continue our project or outdoor adventures. And I definitely appreciate the unlimited talk, text and web (up to 500MB of 4G LTE data) for just $29.88 a month for the first line.
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