The following is a post from contributing writer Lana (like banana).
It is getting close to that time of year that hummingbirds start to migrate south. Last year, we had over 10 birds on our feeder at once. We were able to get a cool (very amateur) video of it.
This year I wanted more feeders, mostly because a freak hailstorm killed all our plants that the birds normally feasted on.
So when I saw that our Dollar Store had their feeders marked 40% off – I bought a few. I wanted the kids to personalize them and thought this would be a fun craft for them to do for really cheap.
- Hummingbird Feeder ($1.40 on clearance at Family Dollar.)
- Stickers ($1.00 on clearance at Wal-Mart)
- Soap or vinegar
- Hummingbird Nectar (We found some at our grocery store for less than $3.00 that lasts for months and has no red dye.)
- Clean the feeder with soap and water. Vinegar also works well.
- Let dry.
- Allow the child to place stickers on the hummingbird feeder.
- Fill your hummingbird feeder with nectar and hang.
- Be patient. The birds will come. One way we cheat a little is we spray the leaves in the trees and they will fly toward the water.
I also made one…I love bling!
Then the both of them…so pretty in the trees.
- Make these for a birthday party craft and favor.
- Have a hummingbird cake to celebrate the hummers coming to your feeder.
- Make seed cakes for the other kinds of birds.