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DIY Bird Feeder
Let's create a DIY bird feeder and feed some beautiful birds!
Merhia Wiese


  • Now that we’ve hoarded all the toilet paper, what do we do with the empty rolls? Let's upcycle them to create a DIY bird feeder and feed some beautiful birds! This is all ages friendly and can get messy.

Time Required

  • Creation time is about 10-15 mins. 
  • Drying can take up to 1 hour.

Age Range

  • All Ages.
  • This is a great project for anyone with manual dexterity.


  1. Peanut Butter (other options - sunflower butter, almond butter, honey or soy butter also works)
  2. 2-3 feet of string, ribbon or shoelace
  3. Empty toilet paper rolls
  4. Bowl 
  5. Craft/Popsicle Sticks 
  6. Bird seed


  1. Poor the birdseed into the bowl.
  2. Using a popsicle stick or your fingers, cover outside of the toilet paper roll with your sticky butter or honey. 
  3. Roll the sticky butter covered toilet paper roll in the bird seed until covered.
  4. Thread a piece of string through the toilet paper roll and tie a knot. You should have something that looks like a TP roll necklace.
  5. If you don't have a string you can poke a tree branch through the open ends of the TP roll. 
  6. Hang where birds can enjoy.


  • Identify the type of birds visiting your feeder - Are they migrating? Where do they spend the winter?
  • We can get outside in our yards to safely connect with nature. Talk with your kids about the flowers, your garden, or other items. 
  • Place the bird feeder close to a window to stay safe inside our homes and watch the action. 
  • We can teach family members to reduce, recycle, and reuse what we already have in homes. 


  • Share your creation! Use the #MeowWolfatHome hashtag on social media!
DIY Bird Feeder


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