Use What You Got! 15 Recycled Crafts Projects For Kids from Our Favorite Bloggers

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Jenn Sinrich on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:45PM

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Use What You Got! 15 Recycled Crafts Projects For Kids from Our Favorite Bloggers


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Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

From: Create-Celebrate-Explore
What It Is: Bird feeder for the yard
Why We Love It: All summer long, have the kids -- (and let's be honest, hubby) -- put all of their popsicle sticks in a jar, and once you get to 50, take an afternoon to build a birdhouse. We love how easy it is, and that everyone gets to help out.
What You’ll Need: 50 popsicle sticks, one large popsicle stick, a bag of bird seed, a tub of outdoor paint, two long pieces of hemp cord for hanging the bird feeder, Elmer's X-TREME glue and two glitter glue sticks
How To Do It: Line up 12 popsicle sticks and glue 2 sticks across. Turn it over and do a second row of popsicle sticks in the opposite direction. Alternate the popsicle sticks around the frame once and glue it down to the large popsicle stick. Continue alternating the popsicle sticks around the outside until you have a total of 6 rows. Glue each popsicle stick down as you go and then set aside the whole project and let it dry. Once it has dried begin painting and decorating the bird feeder. Once the decorating is finished attach the hemp cord to the underside of the bird feeder using a hot glue fun. Thread the cord underneath the top set of popsicle sticks and add glue as needed.

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