Winter Activity for Kids: Stale Bread Birdfeeders
By Julie Van Rosendaal
Originally published on ParentsCanada
Nov 20, 2013
As the weather gets colder and you need some indoor activities to keep kids busy, here's an oldie but a goodie: sit them at the kitchen table and have them transform stale slices of grainy bread by turning them into bird feeders that will keep cold-weather visitors happy outside your window.
All you need is a shallow dish of birdseed (available at most grocery or department stores, or even the dollar store) and some peanut butter or other nut butter.
Leave the bread out to dry completely, thread a thick needle and string or a wire or twist tie through the top of the bread slice (leave enough bread on top that it doesn't pull through), then spread it on both sides with sticky nut butter.
Douse each side in birdseed, turning it to coat and attach it to a sturdy branch in your back yard. Breakfast is served!