Use Cheerios to Make a Cool Hanging Bird Feeder

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Cheerios to throw a breakfast bash for our family and friends, celebrating America’s Favorite Cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios. There was fun to be had by all during our celebration, which I’ll be sharing shortly. Our bash took place outdoors and of course by the time the party ended there were enough cheerios to feed an army scattered just about everywhere.
{you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about from the party photos – things got a little crazy at the end}


After the party, we took full advantage of our time outdoors by creating some fun bird feeders from the fallen cheerios that the kiddies went around and collected.
{if you have little ones this would be the perfect craft for when you clean the Cheerios out from your couch!}


Materials Needed
Cheerios
Floral Wire {pipe cleaners if you are crafting with younger children}
Ribbon


Cut a strip of wire – thread a few Cheerios


Bend the wire and begin to create your shape


If you are going to connect several shapes together leave the bottoms open at this point


Loop the shapes together


Twist the wire ends together and snip off the excess


Hang with a piece of ribbon


This could even be done with twine or string for the really little kiddies.


They make fun jewelry too


Happy snacking little birdies


Special thanks to General Mills and Cheerios
I’ll be sharing more details from our breakfast bash real soon

Tomorrow is Friday {and I’m ready for the weekend} ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. I love this idea..I will be making these with my grandson tomorrow..Thanks for the post..
    Janet

  2. So fun! What a great project for my kids on summer holidays!
    Jo-Anna

  3. We have so much “leftover” cereal in our cupboards. My son is not into that cold breakfast any longer…so this idea to make bird feeders seems ideal! Will be spending Friday feeding our new feathered friends. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. I love this idea too!.. I teach at a physical and handicap home (crafts) once a week and this will be a great feeder idea to add to the collections…thanks for a great demo!… monna from indiana

  5. So cute! They even look nice hanging in the trees (I guess before they get eaten) but it’s adorable!

  6. This is a great way to use up some stale cereal and it looks great too!

  7. I once did something similar, but with yarn and fruit loops, but we caught a squirrel snip each yarn to untie it gather each and every one up and take off with them. So, wire is a clever idea with the squirrels in my neighborhood, lol.

  8. What a fun idea. . . and we always have cereal that goes stale before the whole box is gone!! LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing. I also love the wire idea. Squirrels here too!! ;0)

  9. My kids would love to make these!! TFS

  10. Love this Stephanie, and I bet the birds did too! That is, if the squirrels didn’t figure out how to get a hold of it first! :) I’ve featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/hanging-bird-feeder-from-cheerios/

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  11. Super cute idea for the kids!! I shared on my facebook page, Crafter Hours :)

  12. How cute! can’t wait to do this w my kids!

  13. I’m a little late to the party with this post, but I LOVE this!! Perfect for my two boys, perfect for the excess now-stale cereal that’s fallen between the box and the bag, perfect for me because I don’t have to go out and buy bird seed. Yay! Thanks for the great ideas!!

  14. What a great idea… this is going into evernote for sure!

  15. Love this. Always make Advent packages (Yep, 25 different activities times 5) for my grandchildren and one is always a “feed the birds” activity. Shaped as a bell or an evergreen–perfect!

  16. These little bird snacks are just too cute Stephanie! I’ve got this linked to my bird feeders post too today, for inspiration!

  17. We featured these today! Check it out: http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentines-day-pre-k-pack.html! Thanks so much!

    Pam from Over the Big Moon
    http://www.overthebigmoon.com

  18. Did this with colored cereal and pipe cleaners one year. We found mangled wet pipe cleaners all over and discovered they were being chewed by the elk. So we either have to hang them higher or use something that won’t hurt the 1000 lb rodents.

  19. I’m so excited to do this today! Will be sharing on my photography FB page :D

  20. What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Did this with my three-year-old this morning (tried it with my 15-month-old too but he just ate all his Cheerios). My 3-year-old loved it! Used twine to tie them to our tree. They looks great and she keeps going to see if the birds have eaten them yet. Thanks for the idea!
    Kara Murphy
    themurphysblog.com

  22. Dear Ms.Lynn i would like to personally commend you on your idea , you are the first person that i have come across on the web that chose to use wire for your cheerios snack for birds .I have came across many who suggest making cheerio strings for birds and i just want to say for those of you out there who are reading this , DO NOT i repeat DO NOT MAKE CHEERIO STRINGS FOR BIRDS , tonight i had quite an epidemic where my one of my budgie got caught in the string used to make the famous “cheerio string” and it was quite severe , he was injured badly and one of his toe has completely been lost, i repeat to those out there who want to try the cheerio string do not do it do not make the mistake i have made by trying it, go the extra mile and use the wire it is by far more safe and no bird will be injured also be careful with the type of wire used try to stay away from zinc wires or wires which can be toxic to birds ,nevertheless i commend you once again miss lynn on the idea of using wire rather than the typical no good cheerio string

        

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