Activity Corner: Easy Springtime Bird Feeder

Spoon Bird Feeder

Looking for something fun to do with the kids to celebrate Spring finally making an appearance?
This is a fun and easy craft to do with preschool aged children. It says that it would take about an hour, but depending on how much (or how little) additional decorating you plan on doing, this could take less time. Parents need to take care of cutting the holes, but your preschooler will definitely enjoy helping out with the rest of it.  If your kids like stickers as much as mine, you can always have them add stickers or paint on some other decorations of their own around the bottle.  Then just add the birdseed, hang, and enjoy! 🙂

What You’ll Need:

  • Clean 1-liter soda bottle
  • Craft knife
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • Small eye screw
  • Length of twine for hanging

See Instructions For Full Craft Here!


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Links for Fun Easter Crafts

I’m new at this mom thing.
I’m good with kids, but not so good at coming up with fun new crafts and activities. It is something I’m working on. It’s something I’m sure you will hear more about as I experiment with new things and find new ways to keep the kid busy, learning, and having fun with mom all at the same time.

But in the meantime, I must resort to looking up *simple* activities on the internet. Martha Stewart I am not (which is probably a good thing), so while I begin to explore the craftier side of myself, and build up my more domesticated skills, I will start with more simple activities.

Here is a list of a few links that I stumbled upon that look easy enough that even I can do!  They also do not require a lot of supplies, and most of these supplies will already be in your home. And for those of you who have better skills than I, they also look easy to expand upon and make into something cool all your own!

I would LOVE to hear how some of these turned out, so if you try any of these with your kids, please be sure to come back and comment on this post and let us know how it went. Did you come across any modifications that make these activities better? Did your kids like it? Did it end up being too much work for you?  We want to hear it all!

Happy Easter Crafting! 🙂

Easter Crafts

For the Younger Kids….

This craft is super simple with not a ton of adult work required. However, this can easily be altered to use cutouts other than egg shapes.  And/or instead of just using dots, have your child color the eggs, use glitter, or stickers for a fun variation!
Easter Egg Napkin Rings

This can be a great one to help kindergartners or young elementary school kids practice their cutting skills. If doing this with a younger child, you may want to cut out the patterns first and then have the kids decorate. If you are lucky enough to have that artsy gene, you can also use this idea, but draw your own patterns for the kids to have fun with.  This is also one that’s easy to do with a large group of kids if you’re using this in a classroom or party setting.
Easter Wreath

This one is a super fun one that will keep the kids entertained long after Easter (and can also easily be modified for other non-Easter related creations)!
Easter Finger Puppets

Again, this is another one that you can easily modify for other shapes if you have a little bit of drawing ability to create something different! Also another great “multi-use” craft that comes in very handy after it’s done!
Easter Magnets

This is a fun idea that can keep the younger kids entertained, however, it does require a little extra adult work.  If an older child has an interest in sewing, then they can do a lot more of the project. But just be prepared if doing this with the younger crew!
Easter Bunny Sock Puppets

For the Older Child…

This is one that the older kids will like. Or, you can make this and then have a younger child decorate with crayons or stickers for a little added “pizzaz”.
Easter Bunny Basket

Similar to the finger puppets above, this one is more of a longer lasting decoration.
Bead Easter Bunnies


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