This was such a fun kids project!
My grandsons love to paint and love using power tools with the help of an adult. I saw this leaf bird feeder project in one of my craft magazines and thought what fun it would be for the boys and I to do together.
I used my Cricut , the Sure-Cuts-Alot software, and a SVG file to make my leaf stencil. I traced my leaf stencil on a piece of luan board and cut it out using my scroll saw. I drilled a hole in the top of the leaf so we could attach a piece of rope to hang it in a tree.
I had the boys sand their own leaf. They loved using Grandma’s sander. They each took turns using it. Even my youngest grandson wanted a turn using the sander.
We painted the leaves many many different colors.
After the paint dried, I tied a piece of rope to the top. We then covered the backside of our leaf cutout with a mixture of peanut butter and honey.
We then sprinkled bird seed all over the peanut butter and honey mixture. I bought bird seed that will attract nut and fruit eating birds.
They were so proud of what they made!
And so was Grandma.
All three of the bird feeders are now hanging in our tree.
I LOVE being a Grandma!