One of the things that I love the most about our house is that despite living right outside of the city, we are surrounded by so much wildlife. One morning we woke up, opened the blinds and were shocked to see 30+ deer in our front yard. Another time I awoke to a very odd sound only to look out and see 85 cranes in our backyard. It’s such a fun surprise and our children absolutely love watching all the animals that are constantly making their appearance in our yard.

My children are absolutely obsessed with animals and learning more about them. One of my daughters first (and favorite) words is birds and both kids love to stare out the window and watch them soar and play outside. Filling our front yard bird feeder is a task that my son takes pride in and I want to continue to nurture his learning instinct when it comes to wildlife. Today I’m going to be sharing a super fun and easy DIY bird feeder. The best part is that it’s made from ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, takes little time and is super cute!

Craft time is one of our favorite times of the day. It’s fun for everyone to get a little messy, creative and my kiddos love that they know that craft time = juice time! I don’t know how the tradition started, but we’ve somehow got into the routine of having juice with our craft and learning time daily. Both the kids and I look forward to enjoying snacks and Welch’s juice as we enjoy each others company. We’ve always loved Welch’s (love that they are made in the USA) but they recently sent some of their newest juices in the cutest package ever and we’re obsessed with the new flavors!

Their newest great tasting and refreshing juice creations has coconut water in it which I love! I’ve always loved all the great health benefits of coconut water, but neither myself or my kiddos liked the taste. With this juice you have all the added benefits of coconut water with 30% less sugar and each glass is two servings of fruit as well. Welch’s has two varieties: White Grape Mango and Tropical Berry Grape (this one is my favorite). I love that I don’t feel like I have to water it down since it’s lower in sugar too. Definitely pick some up the next time you’re shopping (see where to find it here).

Now onto craft time!

Making homemade birdfeeders is a great way to become familiar with all the birds in your area and so beneficial for helping feed our feathered friends as their food supply dwindles in the fall and winter. Your children will be so excited when they see birds nibbling away at their creation too!

Today I’m going to share one of our latest bird feeder creations….birdfeeder wreath! It’s so cute and serves as a super cute holiday decoration too.


We had such a great time making this wreath (and drinking our purple juice)!

Which new flavor of Welch’s 100% Juice with Coconut Water do you want to try?
What are your favorite crafts to do with your kids?




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