If 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
- Cut the string/twine into 12–24 inch lengths (one per feeder)
- Cut a small hole in the bottom of each cup and the bottom of the each bowl
- Place the cup upside down in the bowl
- 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:
- Give each Girl Scout one prepped bird feeder.
- 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.
- 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.
- Girls can then stick popcorn to the cups.
- Once completed, pour birdseed into the bowl.
- Hang the completed bird feeder and enjoy the remaining popcorn while watching the birds.