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How to make a bird feeder with your children: My kids loved this craft!

>> Sunday, May 30, 2010

This is a super easy and fun kraft that the kids and you will enjoy long after it is done! Can't say that everyday! Plus you get to recycle! All you need is an empty 1/2 gallon milk or juice carton and some string. They can decorate the bird feeder any way they want or not at all!

How to make a bird feeder with your kids:
Step 1. Wash out the carton. Cut a square out of the milk carton leaving a large enough lip at the bottom to hold the seed.

Step 2. Decorate anyway you like! My daughter used acrylic paints for most of it. She also used crayon and paper and glued that part on.

Step 3. Poke a hole through the gable of the carton and attach the string.

Step 4. Fill with birdseed.

Step 5. Hang from a branch and keep your eye out for birds!

Step 6. Help your child identify the different species with your own knowledge, a library book of regional birds, or online help. Let your child draw or color some of the birds you see!

You may also like to read Gardening with Kids or How to make rolled paper beads, a fun kid's craft.


blueviolet,  said... May 30, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

That is just so super cute!!!! What a great way to repurpose too!

parenting ad absurdum,  said... May 31, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

Scarlet - this is awesome. I need something to do with my kiddos this week, and this is perfect!

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Mellisa Rock,  said... June 2, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

Oh I want to make a few of these with my kids - totally getting bookmarked! :) Love it!

bigguysmama,  said... June 2, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

Cool idea! Time to get a carton of milk! LOL

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