Rainbow Bird Feeder

on June 8, 2016


  • Chenille stems, 2 per child
  • Fruit ring cereal, approx. 1/3 cup per child
  • Small paper plates, 1 per child

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • 1/3 cup measuring cup
Rainbow Bird Feeder


  1. Just before class time, measure out 1/3 cup of fruit ring cereal onto paper plates for each child.

Teaching Tie-In

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

  1. Take a chenille stem and make a very small loop at one end.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Gently form a rainbow arch.
  5. 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.

Tip Corner

  • 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.
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