DIY Bird Feeder 

By: Kate Quattlebaum

Craft this easy homemade bird feeder using a recycled milk carton and a few other household items! After you're done, hang your feeder and watch the birds that come to snack. Just follow the easy steps below and you'll be bird watching in no time!



  • Empty Milk Carton
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Permanent Marker
  • Sharpened Pencil
  • Small Twig
  • Birdseed
  • Yard or String


  1. Using your paint and paint brush, decorate your milk carton.
  2. After your paint drys, help your child cut out a rectangular opening in the upper portion of the carton.
  3. Use the permanent marker to decorate 
  4. Let your child fill the feeder up to the opening with your birdseed.
  5. Now, help your child by poking a hole through the cardboard below the rectangular opening and in each side of the carton for the string.
  6. Put the twig in the hole beneth the opening for the birds to sit on.
  7. Tie your string on each side using the your premade holes and you're finished!

Now it's time to go help your child hang their brand new bird-feeder in your yard! 

Source: PBS | Crafts for Kids


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