My next door neighbor made the mistake of mentioning in passing to my 7-year-old budding zoologist that he had seen a finch in his backyard eating at his bird feeder. We became instant birdwatchers at our house. So, I did a little research and decided to make a bird feeder for our backyard. It turned out so neat that I made one for each of the ladies we visit teach for the month of May. Here's how we did it...my kids helped with every step.
First, we filled a grapevine ball with popped popcorn and tied a length of twine securely through some of the vine to create a hanger. (I found the grapevine balls for cheap at my local Hobby Lobby.)
Next, we spread peanut butter all over the outside of the ball in a thin layer and rolled it on a cookie sheet filled with purchased birdseed.
Then we let them dry on a wire rack for about 48 hours to allow the peanut butter to harden a bit.
And so they look oh so nice in presentation, I wrapped them in cellophane (making sure the length of twine is out the top) and then tied it off with raffia.
If I were a bird, I'd be all over these things.