Ready for spring?

…So are we!

At ArtWell, we know how the arts can liven up a room, an individual, or even a season.

To start off this wonderful early spring on the right foot, we have found a great craft idea for you and your family from familyfun.go.com. We hope your family, friends, and even your backyard birds enjoy this craft!

Backyard Bird Feeder

1. Start by drawing a 1/2-inch asterisk on the side of a clean 1-liter soda bottle, about 4 inches from the bottom. Rotate the bottle 90 degrees and draw another asterisk
2 inches from the bottom. Draw a 1-inch-wide circle opposite each asterisk, as shown.

2. Use a craft knife to slit the asterisk lines and cut out the circles (a parent’s job). Insert a wooden spoon handle first through each hole and then through the opposite asterisk, as shown.

3. Remove the bottle cap and twist a small eye screw into the top of it for hanging.

4. Finally, fill your feeder with birdseed, recap it, and use a length of twine to hang it from a tree.

Enjoy! And please do share your finished products with us, by emailing photos to Shira@theArtWell.org.