Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Friday, 24 January 2014


As dreary January draws to a close we've put together a fun selection of crafty things to make and do...

Whistle whilst you work with these bird-y inspired ideas... don't forget to post your makes on our facebook/instagram - we'd love to see how you get on!

Orange Bird Feeder                                                                                             

You will need...
An orange
Prepared bird seed mixture
A piece of string

1. Cut a lid out of the top of your orange and hollow out the juicy middle - you could also make a yummy juice with the middle!

2. Pierce a little hole for the string to thread through, this will make your handle.

3. Fill the orange peel with the bird mixture and leave to set in the fridge for 2 hours.

4. Hang outside on your favourite tree and watch the hungry birds enjoy their yummy treat!


Coloured Bird Houses

All you need is a bird house, old or new, and some weather proof paints/top coat, and whatever bits you want to decorate your birdy house with... Buttons/twigs/beads etc.


Toilet Roll Owl

You will need..
empty toilet rolls
marker pens
pva glue

1. take your toilet roll and bend the cardboard to meet each other at one end of the roll and secure with glue or a bit of sticky tape, this will make the ears.

2. when the glue is dry, paint your owl any colour you wish and put it somewhere safe to dry.

3. once your owl is dry you can draw him on some eyes, a beak and some feathers just like the ones in the pictures!


Pine Cone Owl

You will need...
A pine cone
Coloured felt/card/craft paper
Pva glue

1. Cut out the shapes for the wings, eyes and beak. Try to use different colours to give your owl his own identity.

2. Stick the bits onto your pine cone and there you have it! You could even use fun googly eyes like in the picture above and use different colours and sizes to make a whole family!


Have Fun!