Recycled Bird Feeder

how to make a bird feeder

Sometimes nature needs a little bribe to come close, here is how to make that bribe!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need an empty Milk Carton, a bamboo skewer, dowel or chopstick, scissors, ribbon, and birdseed. You can also paint the feeder with nontoxic paint, but if you live in a wet climate like myself I would and did skip this step!
  2. Cut an opening in the milk carton. You will want it to start about an inch from the bottom.
  3. When that is done poke a hole under that for the dowel/chopstick and one on the opposite side of the carton.
  4. Poke the dowel through.
  5. Poke a hole in the top of the carton for the ribbon that will be used to hang the feeder. Thread the ribbon through and knot it, you can use twine or string too, I am just using what I had available.
  6. Fill with bird seed.
  7. Hang it outside and wait for the birds… I am still waiting, but I am hoping we see some soon!

Feather Painting!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some paint, a few feathers, a small plate and some paper.
  1. Spread a little paint on the plate.
  2. Dip your feather in and start painting. Toddlers are quick to discover how the feather with paint on it tastes!
  3. Add more colors of paint, and you will probably have to get a new feather after painting a while, they aren’t very sturdy!
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  1. Ashlyn Brunson says

    This sounds really messy! I’m sure Anderson will love it! I think we might do it outside on a nice day. We have a birdfeeder in our backyard, so there are lots of birds flying around. I’m thinking that I could help him relate the feather he is painting with to the feathers on the birds. Plus, it’s always nice to be outside!


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