Easy Homemade Bird Feeders
At the end of the winter, it’s a great opportunity to get your family outdoors and show them how fun it can be to feed the birds. Recently, my daughter’s Sparks unit made these simple to make bird feeders from items you can easily find around the house.
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
This one is my daughter’s favourite! You take a toilet paper roll and using a spoon or butter knife spread peanut butter or sunflower butter (or even coconut oil) all over the toilet paper roll. You then roll it in bird seed. A great way to control the mess while rolling is to put the bird seed in a cookie sheet. Once the toilet paper roll is covered with bird seed, you take some string or yarn and feed it through the toilet paper roll, tie it in a tight knot and voilà! it’s ready to hang on a tree!
Pipe Cleaner Bird Feeder
Take a pipe cleaner, shape into a “U” and make a knot on one end. Then feed Cheerios and grapes through the pipe cleaner until the pipe cleaner is almost full. Once full, tie the ends together in a tight know and hang!
Jug Bird Feeder
You can make an inexpensive winter bird feeder with a pop bottle, milk or water jug. Simply rinse out the jug, cut open the sides, cut holes for a chopstick perch, add the birdseed, and it’s ready to hang it in a tree. You can even decorate the plastic jug with sequins, glitters and craft paint to make it look more colourful.
See how easy these are? We have had black birds, blue jays and chickadees pecking away at our bird feeders since they went up. My daughter can now identify each bird and looks forward to the feeders being empty so we can make more.
With this Winter finally starting to fade and my trees beginning to look alive again, I will definitley use this easy DIY craft with the kiddos!
Love these ideas! so easy for kids to do, and makes use of things that you already have on hand.
This is perfect DIY craft to entertain kids and welcome spring!
A great craft! Thanks!
Ha! We did this with my girls Brownies group! A little different, but essentially the same. The big problem we encountered was word got out to the neighbourhood squirrels and there was a big squirrel party at the feeders!
Bird feeders are not only fun to make, they provide enjoyment watching the birds eat. Great ideas!.
Love these ideas so easy for kids to do,we been having so many birds in our backyard this will be fun to make
we made these and the birds love them !
great idea! ive been looking for a fun bird feeder idea for my son and I to do.
What a great idea.
It seems the chick-a-dees really love these feeders
I love the pipe cleaner bird feeder !! I will need to do this with my kids soon.
This is the first time I have seen the pipe cleaner one, will have to try one out and see how our wild birds like it!
I really like the pipe cleaner one will make it with my little guys
Will soon be the season when the birds will need us to put out seed. Excellent way to provide a food source and have fun while doing it
I love these, we always have dozens of paper tubes floating around. The kids always have a blast making these and watching the birds eating outside the window.
We only have blue jays eating in our feeders the last few weeks
The feeders are really a hit we have a backyard full of birds…boy they can sure eat that seed.We even have a few chipmunks who love the peanuts
This is a great craft idea to do with the kiddies on a cold winter day!! Thanks for the idea 🙂
Great idea I can do this with all my grand children
I thought the chipmunks went underground for the winter but we have 2 eating at our feeders all winter,ever during storms.
We done really good making the feeders and have some around the yard and lots of visitors,the kids are enjoying filling the feeders and watching the birds.We also have a few nesting
I love these! These would be so much fun to make with my grandkids! Thanks!
This is a good idea for making feeders and my husband and I both love feeding our birds in our little back yard. We will be making these for sure..
Since Spring started i have been saving all the Bacon and other fat dripping and this weekend we will melt it all down and add seed and make our bird feeders for winter,its high calorie and great for the coldest months
My daughter would really enjoy making this!
This looks fun! My daughter and I love to watch the birds!
This s a cute idea and it’s a great way to teach children about different birds.
Such cute ways to feed the birds!
Great ideas to make bird feeders; we are always looking for new ways to feed the birds.
This is a creative way of recycling and feeding the birds
This is a great craft to do with kids because it teaches them how to care for other creatures and the excitement of seeing the birds eating their craft project