Don’t forget the birds!

This is a project I remember from when I was a child. Every winter my mum would buy a big bag of peanuts, and we would sit down and string them together in long garlands, to decorate the trees and feed the hungry birds. This week, the birds must be especially hungry (it’s freezing cold here in Amsterdam), so I put the kids to work. And they loved the exercise! We used plain red baker’s twine (like this), and a big ballpoint needle. Kids happy, birds happy, mama happy — a good hour spent!

xxx Esther


Comments (9)

January 24, 2013

What a great after school activity, I’m off to buy the peanuts now! Thanks x

January 24, 2013

I had never seen this nice project. Remember to take a picture of the birds eating it!

Esther in Amsterdam
January 24, 2013

Ha! That’s quite a challenge! I’ll try my best. 🙂

January 24, 2013

so charming.

January 24, 2013

Yes! I used to love doing this when I was little too! maybe a Dutch thing?

Courtney in London
January 24, 2013

Such a cute idea! I will try this… but I’m pretty sure the cheeky squirrels will get to them first. xx

January 24, 2013

Thank you very much for your link to our red baker´s twine Esther !! Here in Germany it´s also freezing cold and your peanut garland looks like a wonderful idea to get crafty next weekend !!

January 24, 2013

Cute idea !

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