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How To Make A DIY Upcycled Bird Feeder With Kids

Here’s a simple spring or summer project to try with kids. Make an easy bird feeder with an upcycled container, some duct tape, and a few other supplies. Then enjoy watching with your kids as a host of wild birds visit to snack. 

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Spring weather has been a big tease this year and we’ve been itching to get outside, enjoy the weather and welcome warmer temperatures. We noticed the birds around town seem to have similar ideas.

Even though we are a little jealous that the birds all get to go about their normal lives while we are cooped up at home, we decided to remake these bird feeders that we first made a couple of years ago.

They are super simple and you can probably make them with things you have at home (though you may have to order the birdseed if you don’t have that on hand).

We were so surprised to see how many birds came up for a snack. It was so cool to see all the different types of birds in our own yard.

How To Make A DIY Upcycled Bird Feeder With Kids

To get started on your DIY bird feeder, you’ll need a few supplies. I expect you have many of them at home already, but here’s the list.

Supplies For DIY Bird Feeder

Instructions For DIY Bird Feeder

To get started, gather up your supplies. Cut off the top of the carton or box. Be sure not to make the bottom too deep or the birds won’t be able to reach the bird seed at the bottom.

Allow the kids to cover the box with duct tape to their heart’s desire.

Punch holes near the top of the box on each of the four sides. You will use these to hang the upcycled bird feeder.

Next cut slits through the middle of the box on both sides, and push the wooden stick through the slits. The birds can sit on these sticks to eat.

Tie the twine through each of the holes and then tie each of the twine pieces together at the top.

Lastly, fill the feeder with birdseed, hang it up, and enjoy watching all the birds snack on the seeds.

If you try it, be sure to let me know! I’d love to hear how yours turned out.

DIY Upcycled Bird Feeder With Kids

DIY Upcycled Bird Feeder With Kids

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Materials

  • Wild Bird Seed
  • Duct Tape
  • Wooden Sticks
  • String / Twine
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors or Razor Blade
  • Waterproof Carton or Box (we used the boxes from Simply Balanced black beans)

Instructions

  1. Cut off the top of the carton or box. Be sure not to make the bottom too deep or the birds won’t be able to reach the birdseed at the bottom.
  2. Cover the box with duct tape for decoration.
  3. Punch holes near the top of the box on each of the four sides. You will use these to hang the upcycled bird feeder.
  4. Cut slits through the middle of the box on both sides, and push the wooden stick through the slits. The birds can sit on these sticks to eat.
  5. Tie the twine through each of the holes and then tie each of the twine pieces together at the top.
  6. Fill the feeder with birdseed, hang it up, and enjoy watching all the birds snack on the seeds.

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