Easy Science Activities for Kids

Nutshell Bird Feeders

Birds at nutshell feeders are fun to watch.
Birds at nutshell feeders are fun to watch.
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Tiny nutshell bird feeders are thoughtful little gifts and an easy science activity that you can make with kids. The next time you eat a nut, save the shell. The birds will enjoy these little treats, and your kids will enjoy watching them eat.

What You'll Need:

  • Nutshells
  • Peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • Ribbon
  • Nontoxic glue

Step 1: Fill an empty nutshell with smooth peanut butter.

Step 2: Sprinkle the peanut butter with birdseed.

Step 3: Glue ribbon on the shells to attach the tasty treats to the branches of trees near the windows of your home. Your family and neighbors will enjoy watching birds and squirrels gobble up your handiwork!

Want to find another way to help the birds? Look on the next page to learn how you can recycle a plastic bottle into a bird feeding station.

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