Handmade Bird Feeder

Posted by Laura Dimock on
By Caroline Gravino of Salsa Pie Productions

 

Materials

  • empty milk carton
  • paint and paint brushes
  • permanent marker
  • sharpened pencil
  • small twig
  • birdseed
  • yarn or string

Instructions

  1. Paint an empty milk carton a solid color and allow it to dry.paint milk jug
  2. Once dry, cut a rectangular opening in the top portion of the carton.Cut out rectangle shape
  3. Decorate the milk carton with a permanent marker. Add details like windows and a scalloped roof if you wish.doodle
  4. Fill the carton up to the opening with birdseed.add birdseed
  5. Have an adult poke a sharpened pencil into the carton just under the opening. Remove the pencil.
  6. Insert a twig into the hole you poked with the pencil. Make sure the twig is thick enough that you have to kind of force it through so it will stay-put.add a twig
  7. Poke holes in the top sides of the carton and insert a string. Tie the string at the top to form a hanger.Tie knotYou are all set! Hang your handmade bird feeder outside and watch and wait as the birds enjoy some birdseed!

    Bird Feeder

Caroline Gravino is a PBS Parents resident crafter and has more creative project ideas on her website, Salsa Pie Productions. She also shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube channel.

 
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