It’s for the Birds!

Blog_birdfeederIf you have some time over the July 4th week, here’s a fun project that will feed our feathered friends and be the perfect excuse to enjoy Angie’s Popcorn! This project is just right for little hands too.

#GrowSomeBoom Bird Feeder

What you will need:

  • Sturdy string or twine
  • Paper cups
  • Paper bowls
  • Plastic knives
  • Sharp knife (to cut holes in the cups/bowls)
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Corn meal
  • Angie’s Popcorn
  • Bird seed

Adult prep:

  1. Cut the string/twine into 12–24 inch lengths (one per feeder)
  2. Cut a small hole in the bottom of each cup and the bottom of the each bowl
  3. Place the cup upside down in the bowl
  4. Fold the string/twine in half and feed the ends through the holes, and tie at the bottom of the bowl. Leave a large enough loop sticking out of the cup so that you can hang the completed bird feeder.

Girl Scout steps:

  1. Give each Girl Scout one prepped bird feeder.
  2. Mix the vegetable shortening and a small amount of corn meal in a separate bowl. Total amount of mixture will depend on the number of bird feeders being made.
  3. Using plastic knives, have each girl spread the mixture all over the cup. Girls will want to use a lot of the mixture so the popcorn doesn’t slide off.
  4. Girls can then stick popcorn to the cups.
  5. Once completed, pour birdseed into the bowl.
  6. Hang the completed bird feeder and enjoy the remaining popcorn while watching the birds.Blog_birdfeeder2


  1. Karla Hemmann says

    Thus was a fun event 🙂
    Thank you for inviting our troop …the girls had a BLAST!!