Finally back after going AWOL for a couple of weeks, it feels good to get posting again. The snow has melted and we are gearing up for Spring and I love the latest bird feeder Looby and I made - so do our feathered friends.
You will need:
Outdoor paint, I used Patio Paint
Wooden dowel or garden rod
Drill or nail and hammer
Strong glue - we used the hot glue gun
This step should be completed by an adult.
Begin by drilling a hole in the bottom of the can (if you don't have a drill you can knock a hole using a nail and hammer) this hole should be big enough to just fit your garden rod. Next begin cutting down the sides of the can to about 3/4 way you need to do this four times. Then bend each strip of can backwards and using the cutters round the edges. Your can should look like this:
Looby completed the next part, painting the flower. Inside and out, be careful of any edges that may be sharp.
Insert the rod through the hole in the bottom, you will want to angle it slightly so that the flower head sits on a tilt. Using your strong glue - we used a hot glue gun, secure it in place. We applied the glue both inside and outside.
Once the glue is dry its time to stake it in your garden, add the bird food, now sit back and see what visits.
For a while it was just Loobys garden gnome but soon the brave got closer and then word got out...