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Bottle Bird Feeder

Creation Day 5
God created the fish in the seas and the birds in the sky on day 5. Our activity for this day focused on birds.

Making bird feeders is pretty simple.  Grab a pine cone, peanut butter, and bird seed and you pretty much have a bird feeder.

We didn't have a pine cone, nor are there any around outside right now.

I had to come up with something else!

I remembered briefly seeing that someone made a bird feeder out of a plastic bottle. The Dragons and I went on an adventure to find a plastic bottle suitable for our bird friends.

We found one we all liked and I cut a hole in the bottom.  I started small and made it wider on the bottom thinking the birds could use this to stand on while picking at the bird seed.

I also totally forgot to take pictures!  We did this activity at the end of the day so I was flustered and my brain was done thinking.

As we were filling our bottle bird feeder the bird seed kept flowing out the bottom.  I remembered reading that this should happen a bit but it should fill up before long.  Ours was just coming right our our hole.  I knew something was wrong.

I took some cardboard and tape and covered up a majority of our hole.  We tried again. 

It still kept spilling out these small corner holes! 
More cardboard and tape then another try. 

The bottle filled!  Last thing was to hang it outside for our bird friends. Another obstacle for us, we have no where to hang a bird feeder in our town home.  Therefore we set it out side on a table in front of the window so we could watch the birds, if we ever get any.  
Little Dragon has checked the feeder everyday to see if any food is missing.  Due to weather conditions and perhaps some birds I have not seen or a raccoon some food is missing and Little Dragon is very pleased at feeding the birds with his home made bird feeder.  

Kids are so optimistic! 


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