Cranberry-Popcorn Garland Bird Feeder
Or decorate your trees out side for the Birds
- popcorn: no salt and no butter
- fresh cranberries
- heavyweight sowing needle
- heavyweight sewing thread
- or fishing line
How to Make Cranberry-Popcorn Garland Bird Feeder
- 1After popping the popcorn, let it sit out for a day to get stale; fresh popcorn crumbles.
- 2Use good judgment in how old your child needs to be to handle a sewing needle, and supervise them well. For a very young child, you can set them to the task of alternately handing you cranberries and popcorn.
- 3Waxed dental floss works great, because it is less-prone to breakage, and the addition of the wax makes it easier to slide the cranberries along.
- 4Lay out long lengths of thread. Tie a knot at one end, and thread the other end through the needle. The individual segments can be tied together when you’re finished, but be sure to leave a couple inches of thread at the end of each segment.
- 5Push the needle through the cranberry and slide it down the length of the thread to the knotted end. Then do the same with a piece of popcorn. Alternate popcorn and cranberries until the segment is finished.
Lastly, tie the segments together, and hang the garland.
- 6After Christmas, send the kids out with the garland to decorate any shrubs or trees around your residence. A small child will get a lot of pleasure out of seeing the birds dine on the garland he’s hung out.