Sunday, January 29, 2012

Popsicles for the Birds

One of the crafts in our stash this week was popsicles for the birds - an idea inspired by Ice Ornaments.
First, I let Simon pour birdseed into plastic containers.
Second, he poured one cup of water into each container.
Finally, he lay a piece of yard into each container with enough hanging out to tie onto a branch.

We placed the containers in the freezer. We checked them a couple of times before bed so that Simon could see how the water temperature was changing and how ice was forming on the surface. The next morning, he was chuffed to see they were completely frozen. When we returned home from work/preschool, I took him outside to hang the bird popsicles (which popped easily out of the containers) to one of our evergreen trees.

The yard happened to be full of birds, so Simon tried to speed the melting process in order to feed them, but found the ice a bit to thick to "bam" apart.
He settled for going inside and looking through our Audobon guide to see who might be eating the seeds once the ice melted.
Overall, a successful, education, enjoyable project;)


  1. fun craft idea and good for the birds too

  2. nice idea dear...birds would have loved it :)

  3. What a sweet idea! The birds have been eating us out of food and home this winter!

  4. What a great project, Angela! It looks like Simon had a lot of fun with it :)

  5. Lovely idea! I love it when the birds come to the garden. I can't help but stop what I'm doing and watch them for a while.

  6. I should say so! This is a wonderful idea. I hope he was able to see the birds go after their food. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. How cute...nice little project for pre-school!


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