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DIY Bird Feeder
Let's create a DIY bird feeder and feed some beautiful birds!
DIY Bird Feeder
- 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.
- Creation time is about 10-15 mins.
- Drying can take up to 1 hour.
- All Ages.
- This is a great project for anyone with manual dexterity.
- Peanut Butter (other options - sunflower butter, almond butter, honey or soy butter also works)
- 2-3 feet of string, ribbon or shoelace
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- Craft/Popsicle Sticks
- Bird seed
- Poor the birdseed into the bowl.
- Using a popsicle stick or your fingers, cover outside of the toilet paper roll with your sticky butter or honey.
- Roll the sticky butter covered toilet paper roll in the bird seed until covered.
- 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.
- If you don't have a string you can poke a tree branch through the open ends of the TP roll.
- 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!