Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easy Spring Crafts for Kids! Homemade, Inexpensive Bird Feeders

I love this time of year. We are seeing more sunshine, our flowers are starting to bloom and our yard is filled with squirrels, bunny rabbits and birds! I don't even mind getting woke up by chirping's a welcome sound after the cold, miserable Winter we had here in Ohio!  We hang feeders in our trees for the squirrels and the kids pointed out earlier last week that our birds didn't have any food. Unacceptable! So we thought yesterday was the perfect time to make our annual, homemade bird feeders. This is such a fun thing for the kids to do and you can make dozens of feeders for less than $10! We made 2 different types of feeders yesterday. If you want to be REALLY frugal, you can just make the first one listed here. You can find bags of bird seed as cheap as $2 making this a SUPER inexpensive craft. 

Feeder #1

What you need:

Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
Peanut Butter
Bird Seed

Coat the empty toilet paper rolls in peanut butter and then roll in the bird seed. You can't get any easier feeder than this!! The rolls easily slip over tree branches, fence posts, etc.

Feeder #2

What You Need:

Plain Bagels
Peanut Butter
Bird Seed
String or Ribbon

Separate the bagels. Tie a ribbon through the middle to use as your hanger. Spread peanut butter over the bagel, press down into a bowl of bird seed and you are all done! Hang your feeder anywhere outdoors using the ribbon! 

These are both SUPER easy and very inexpensive. I will be doing this with my son's 2nd grade class next month before school ends and I am super excited about it. It's always a big hit with the kids! My niece was here last night with us and she made feeders and I just sent them home with her in a small sandwich baggie which is what we will do with the school kids. 

Let me know if you make these and how they turn out!!


  1. Amy Harvey-WassonApril 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Very cool! I think I will make them with my kids this weekend...thanks!

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