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Homemade Bird Feeder

Nature Activities | 6-10 yrs | Reading Pod

Making a homemade bird feeder is really easy and an extremely rewarding activity. Not only do you help birds find their next meal, but also reuse food products which would have otherwise gone as garbage. This
activity also gives you a change to view a variety of birds outside your home. Maintain a journal and make notes of all the types of birds that come to the feeder. If you do not know the names of these birds, you can always draw a picture of it, or use a bird guide for your reference. Ensure that the bird feeder never goes empty, refilling it every time the food content is low.

To start with, rinse the empty cardboard milk carton with water and by using scissors, cut a hole at the side of the carton. Ensure that the hole is big enough so that the bird can sit inside the carton and eat food. Make sure that the hole is not too big otherwise the bird feeder would remain a bit unstable after hanging it. Your next step would be to punch a hole at the top of the bird feeder and put a string through it. Once the string is through, tie the string into a knot. Fill the carton with a mix of food. Hang the tree on a tree branch and wait for the birds to come and enjoy their snack.

  • Empty cardboard milk carton or plastic milk jug
  • Scissors
  • String or cord
  • Hole punch or pencil
  • Food for birds, which may include: birdseed, oats, raisins, trail mix, peanuts, etc.

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