Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cheerio Garland-a tasty snack for the neighborhood birds!

Fun craft for preschooler's...and our feathered friends! 

Here's what you need:
  • Cheerios cereal (regular; use fruity for colorful pattern-making)
  • String (small enough to fit through Cheerios)
  • Plastic straw

Here's what you do:
  1. Cut a piece of string about two feet long.
  2. Tie one end tightly to the middle of the plastic straw (to keep the Cheerios from sliding off).
  3. Slide the Cheerios onto the string one at a time, pushing them down toward the straw as you go.
  4. When there are only about six inches of bare string remaining, untie the end from the straw.
  5. Hang your garland outside from a tree branch. You can tie the two ends together to make a loop, knot one end and tie the other to a branch to make a straight line, or tie both ends to the branch to make a swag!
  6. Watch the birds enjoy their new treat!
Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a cute idea! I bet the birds love it.

    Thanks for linking this up, too.


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