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Mon, 19 Apr 2010
Another little craft for you to make, this time it's a bird feeder, which not only helps the birds but recycling as well

 
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Milk/Juice Carton Bird Feeder

By: Amanda Formaro

Difficulty: Very Easy

Parental supervision is recommended


Recycle a milk/juice carton and make new feathered friends with this creative nature Earth Day craft for kids. Also make a great spring craft.

What you'll need:

  • Empty quart sized cardboard milk/juice carton
  • Scissors
  • String or cord
  • Hole punch or pencil
  • Bird seed

How to make it:

  1. Have an adult help you cut a hole in the bird feeder it should be big enough so a bird could come and sit and eat the feed, but not too big or the carton will become unstable. Leave at least three inches at the bottom to hold the seed. (See photo.)
  2. Have an adult help you cut a hole using the hole punch in the top of the milk carton and put a string through the hole. Alternatively, you can poke a hole on either side of the flap at the top of the carton by poking a pencil through the top. (See photo.)
  3. Tie a knot in the string. (See photo.)
  4. Fill the carton with bird seed until it reaches the top of the hole. (See photo.)
  5. Hang the cart on a tree branch and watch the birds enjoy their snack! (See photo.)
  6. Remember if you have squirrels they will demolish your feeder pretty dashed quick, I hang mine from the washing line

Tips:

  • A quart size carton works perfect as it isn't too large and holds a decent amount of food.
  • You may choose to decorate the outside of the carton but keep in mind that it will be outside in the elements and decorations may wash off in the rain. Also, you wouldn't want the birds pecking at flaking paint!
  • Check your bird feeder regularly and refill as needed.

  • thanks for the idea from http://crafts.kaboose.com
    Posted 10:48

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