- 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!
- Cut an opening in the milk carton. You will want it to start about an inch from the bottom.
- When that is done poke a hole under that for the dowel/chopstick and one on the opposite side of the carton.
- Poke the dowel through.
- 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.
- Fill with bird seed.
- Hang it outside and wait for the birds… I am still waiting, but I am hoping we see some soon!
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!
That bird feeder is a wonderful idea!
(We drink vanilla enriched rice dream too!)
Willie Duncan says
I love the slow-motion squirrel falling, but a simple plastic baffle has stopped the squirrels from enjoying birdseed meant for the BIRDS