- Chenille stems, 2 per child
- Fruit ring cereal, approx. 1/3 cup per child
- Small paper plates, 1 per child
Tools and Basic Supplies
- Just before class time, measure out 1/3 cup of fruit ring
cereal onto paper plates for each child.
Show the sample craft and say:
Your rainbow bird feeder that you’re making today is
cool because you can take it outside and hang it up, then
watch birds from it. What can the rainbow remind you of
when you see it?
Class Time Directions
- Take a chenille stem and make a very small loop at one
- Starting at the other end, begin to thread the pieces of
cereal onto the chenille stem. Alternate colors or create a
pattern of some sort.
- Continue threading until all but the last inch of the stem
is covered. Then form a small loop at the end to keep the
cereal from falling off.
- Gently form a rainbow arch.
- To hang your rainbow bird feeder, attach (loop and
twist) one end of the other chenille stem to the middle
of the arch. Then form a hook with one end.
- Remind the kids to dispose of the bird feeder after the
birds have eaten all the cereal. That's just for the birdies
to eat, not them!
- Have a little extra cereal on hand for snacking.
Super Simple Idea
Try the following Oriental Trading Company craft kit. (Call
1-800-875-8480 or visit www.orientaltrading.com.)
- “My God is Awesome!” Picture Frame Ornament Craft
Kit (IN-48/7836)—Manufacturer does not recommend
this for children under 3 years of age.