We made a DIY bird feeder for winter, now try this easy cardboard bird feeder for Spring! Studying nature and natural life is a rewarding science activity to set up for kids, and learning how to care for and give back to nature is equally important. Make your own super simple homemade bird feeder and add this fun bird watching activity to your kid’s day!
MAKE A HOMEMADE BIRD FEEDER
DIY BIRD FEEDER
Get ready to add this easy DIY bird feeder to your activities or lesson plans this Spring. While you are it, make sure to check out more of our favorite spring activities for kids.
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Make these simple cardboard tube bird feeders, and hang them off the porch or a tree branch for the birds to enjoy! This would also make a great Earth Day activity for kids.
CARDBOARD BIRD FEEDER
YOU WILL NEED:
- Cardboard tube (like a clean toilet paper roll)
- Peanut butter
- Bamboo skewer
- Butter knife
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE BIRD FEEDER
STEP 1. Using the scissors or a skewer, create a small hole at the top and bottom of each side of the cardboard tube.
STEP 2. Then through the top set of holes, tie one end of the string to each side.
STEP 3. Through the bottom set of holes, push the bamboo skewer through to make a resting perch for the birds.
STEP 4. Pour birdseed into a shallow dish.
Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of peanut butter over the cardboard tube. Immediately roll the tube in birdseed or press birdseed against the sides.
Hang your bird feeder outside on a dry day for your neighborhood birds to enjoy!
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