6 Bird Feeder Crafts for Kids
Encourage kids creativity while promoting environmental friendliness. These 6 bird feeder crafts will get kids excited about nature!
Cardboard Tube Bird Seed Roll
- Pour out the bird seed on a paper plate.
- Spread peanut butter all around the cardboard tube, making sure to cover the entire tube.
- Roll the tube in the birdseed until it is coated in seed
- Cut a 1-2 foot piece of string
- Run the string through the tube and tie the ends together
- Hang it in a tree for birds to enjoy!
Milk Carton Bird Feeder
- Prep the cartons by cutting a hole at the top of the carton and treading the string through the hole.
- Let explore the outdoors and find sticks and leaves to decorate their bird feeder. They will need at least one small stick to use as a landing perch for the birds
- Have kids draw the hole of their bird feeder, this can be a large circle, a square, etc. The hole should be at least half the carton and should not go all the way to the bottom.
- Use an exacto knife to cut out the hole on each carton. Next use the knife to make a small x cut below the hole.
- Have the kids stick a small stick through the the x cut. The stick should be pushed as far into the carton as possible
- If you are using paint, put it out for kids to decorate. Have them find their nature items and decorate the bird feeder.
- Fill the feeder with bird seed and put it out for the birds to enjoy
Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder
- Prepare to up cycle the bottles by cutting a hole about the size of quarter near the base of the bottle. Directly across from the hole cut a slightly smaller hole.
- Give each child a bottle and a wooden spoon
- Have the children push the stick side of the spoon through the quarter size hole and the small hole.
- Give them sharpies to decorate the bottles
- Tie the string around the bottleneck.
- Take the bottle outdoors and fill the bottle with birdseed. The bird seed should come out the bottom and sit on the wooden spoon.
- Hang the up cycled bird feeder in a tree and let the birds enjoy.
Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders
- Bring water to a boil
- Add the boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved
- Mix in the bird seed
- Place the cookie cutter on the parchment paper and spray with cooking spray
- Take a handful of the mixture and press it into the cutter
- Once the cutter is filled take a straw or toothpick and press it through the top of the seed mixture. This will remove a small section that will allow you to string up the bird feeder
- Let the bird feeder harden oven night.
- The next day push the bird feeder out of the cutter, string up the bird feeder and hang in a tree for the birds to enjoy.
Pinecone Bird Feeder
- Give each person a pinecone and a plastic knife.
- Have them spread the peanut butter all over the pinecone and between the pedals of the pinecone
- Roll the pinecone in the birdseed until it is well coated
- Tie a string around the base of the cone and hang it in the trees for the birds to enjoy.
Cheerio Strings Bird Feeder
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