First I tied the pipe cleaners around the cones to make the hanger for the bird feeder. It was super easy, because the cone’s natural shape slides right in tight.
The boys each got a plate of bird seed and a bowl of Cheerios. Admittedly, the Cheerios ended up mostly in their mouths (and J may have tried a few pieces of bird seed before I caught him…).
We took our finished product outside to be hung. We poured additional bird seed in each cone to fill it up, although I suspect most of this will make its way to the ground as birds and squirrels peck at it. It will be a nice treat for ground-eating birds, so win/win.
We tried to hang them where there were other perches the birds could sit on and peck at them to eat, as they swing quite a bit on their own and probably couldn’t handle a bird’s weight.