Just like our feathered friends do.
February is National Bird Feeding Month.
One of the coldest months of the year, February makes it harder on birds to find food.
So sometimes, they have to improvise.
And that's where you come in.
Now, we don't expect you to go out and dig up some worms.
Especially in the cold.
But seeds and nuts are easy enough to get at the store.
They're packed with nutrients and a great high energy food for birds to survive the winter.
Today, we'll be making some homemade bird feeders.
Nothing too fancy.
Just peck around for some toilet paper rolls, bird seed, and a butter knife.
Throw in some yummy peanut butter and you're set.
Slather On Some Peanut Butter
Spread peanut butter all over the toilet paper roll.
Cover as much of it as you can.
Roll With It
Press it into a pile of bird seed.
Pumpkin or sunflower seeds are also options.
Roll it around until entirely covered.
FOWL PLAY DETECTED?
We hope so...
Birds gotta eat too.
Stick it onto a small tree branch or bush.
And then, leave it be.
That's it. That's all there is to it.
They're not a birden at all.
So snap a couple of photos, tag them #DPCrafternoons and share with us on Facebook and Instagram.
We love seeing our community helping out animals.
Let's be real.
Another human judges you? It's like whatever.
But an animal judging you? 😱
So keep celebrating National Bird Feeding Month throughout the year.
Try out these other easy bird feeder crafts.
Get creative! Or fancy! Or BOTH!
And tell your friends about it!
Because toucan play at this game.
And then, maybe the birds won't judge you as much. 😝
Until next time!