Easy Bird Feeder Craft

A BIRD FEEDER CRAFT is a great way to get your children interested in the nature around them!

As school ends and summer break begins, we love for our kids to get as much time outdoors as they can! My kids are so excited to be playing in the pool, eating all the popsicles, watching the garden grow, going to the park, and all the fun outdoorsy things. 

 

 

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Something really great to do with your kids at the start of the summer is a bird feeder craft! There are so so many cute ideas out there. Kids love being a part of the nature around them! And what better way to whet their appetite to nature, and attract different birds to your outdoor space, than with a bird feeder that they took time to make with their own hands. It’s so much fun for them!!!

 

HOW TO MAKE A CITRUS BIRD FEEDER CRAFT

You just need a few basic things to make this cute bird feeder craft that my son found in a book from the library. He has a lot of interest in animals and science in general. Making a bird feeder and thinking about what birds might come eat was so intriguing to him! All the kids enjoyed making them together!

 

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • grapefruit
  • birdseed
  • peanut butter
  • string or twine
  • needle

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut your grapefruit in half crosswise. Remove the grapefruit sections, (save them to eat!), gently squeeze out any excess juice and pat the peel dry with paper towels. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together about 1 cup of birdseed and 1/4 cup peanut butter. 
  3. Thread the string into the grapefruit cups at 4 different spots, leaving long tails to tie it together at the top. I cut my string about 16″ long. 
  4. Scoop your mixture into the grapefruit cups. 
  5. Hang for the birds to enjoy!

 

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A lot of bird feeder crafts are really so simple! I bet you already have most of the supplies on hand. Step by step instructions and kid friendly tools and supplies makes these simple tutorials a winner! I have a list below of several different ones that I thought looked like a lot of fun and incorporated lots of techniques, like threading, mixing, and cutting! Pick one and get started!

 

 

WHAT CAN I MAKE BIRD FEEDERS OUT OF?

Make it out of simple every day items!!

Like toilet paper rolls, plastic bottles, citrus, ice cream cones, paper bowls and pinecones!

 

WHAT FOOD IS SAFE FOR BIRDS?

This article is great for tips on feeding our little feathered friends!! It talks about the different seeds and nuts, berries, nectars, etc. that can be used in backyard feeders. 

I just grabbed a bag of basic birdseed (like this one) from our local hardware store for my grapefruit feeders.

This article explains what birds to expect to eat the different seed mixtures that are available. 

Besides birdseed, you can use things like berries and cheerios!

 

HOW DO YOU MAKE A SIMPLE BIRD FEEDER?

Check out these cool ideas! They are all quite simple… and fun!!

 

 

Want to keep teaching you kids more and more about birds?!? There are so many resources available. 

My kids love these National Geographic Books:

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Birds

National Geographic Bird Guide of North America

 

Make it an entire week of learning about birds:

Check out this post on a BIRD THEMED classroom! SO many fun printables and learning ideas. 

 

This window feeder would have my kids’ attention every single day!!

 

Check out these cute bee crafts!!

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Last update on 2022-09-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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