Spring is here! The birds are out, chirping, and hungry! What better activity to do with your kids this summer than to make some homemade bird feeders! The feeder will quickly energize any backyard and give the kids a chance to do bird watching and learn more about our feathered friends. And these bird feeders are all made with easy, available household items.
We are cheating a bit for this blog . . . simply could not resist this fun project for kids, especially since so many are at home indefinitely. The following came from www.yourdailydish.com and we hope you enjoy this as much as we have.
Check out these different bird feeders:
Milk Jug Bird Feeders
Egg Carton Bird Feeder
Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder
Cheerio Bird Feeder
Here is a quick and easy craft. Get pipe cleaners, Cheerios, and some ribbon. Thread the cereal through the pipe cleaners leaving a small amount of space to tie the ends together. Repeat the steps for as many hearts as you want to attach. Connect the hearts by looping the pipe cleaners inside of one another. Attach the ribbon to the top to hang outside. More instructions can be found here.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Though this feeder may get a little messy, the birds will be delighted! To make this feeder gather some pine cones, yarn, peanut butter, margarine, honey, and some bird seed. Tie a 3-4 foot piece of yarn around the pine cone so it can hang. Next, combine two tablespoons of peanut butter with two tablespoons of margarine and roll the pine cone in the mixture. Once the pinecone has the peanut butter mixture on it, dip it into the bird seed. After, drizzle some honey on top of the pine cone and place it in the freezer to dry. Hang it outside once it is set and watch the birds go crazy! Find the full instructions here.
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
If you are unable to find any pine cones for the above feeder, try this out and create a mobile. Use the same steps as above the roll the toilet paper rolls into the peanut butter mixture. Make as many as you want to hang on the mobile. For the support, use hot glue to connect two branches together. To connect the branches and the rolls, put some hot glue on the inside of the roll and stick to the branches. Find full details here.
Juice Carton Bird Feeder
Using an empty juice/milk carton, a craft knife, a plastic bottle lid, googly eyes, a craft stick, some paints, and a hot glue gun for this feeder. First, paint the juice carton and let dry. After the carton is set, cut a “tummy and wings” into the bottom half of the carton. Allow the wings to flap, only cutting them halfway. Glue the googly eyes on the top of the carton and fill with bird seed. Once the glue is dry, punch a small hole in the carton to hang outside. Find out how to make it here.
With various child daycare facilities in St. Augustine to choose from, T’s Learning Centers delivers our very best to your children and we love to share fun ideas! We know we have the craftiest children and teacher crafters! We’d love for you to share your bird feeder projects with us!