Monday, May 19, 2008

Make your own Bird Feeder!

Friday afternoon was craft time!! I decided we'd make a bird feeder that I saw in the "Going Green Family Handbook" from the May/June Nick Jr. Magazine . It was totally free, except for the bird feed!!

Here's a list of supplies:

2 Liter bottle (empty with cap)
Hammer
Nail
Twine
Duct Tape
Pencil
Funnel (I made one with a sheet of paper)
Bird Seed

Parents: Use the hammer and nail to punch 2 pencil size holes just below the curved top. I found this very difficult! Next time, I think I'll borrow a Dremel tool from my brother. Anyway, that was for the pencil perch. Then punch 2 larger holes 1.5" above the perch for the birds to feed from. Then punch 2 holes on the botton to hang. I found this immpossible, so I did mine one the side. It seems to work.

Kids: Weave twine through holes to hang.

Parents: Seal twine holes with duct tape.

Kids: Poke pencil through for perch.

Together: Pour seed through funnel, replace cap, flip over and hang!

And look, by Sunday morning we had a visitor!!!! My brother was kind enough to hang our bird house yesterday while he was over, so now the kids have plenty of bird watching to do. :)

1 comment:

Miss Mommy said...

Wow Angie that look great!! I am sure the birdies think so too...LOL LOL

If we did not have so many squirrels I know My Little Guy would of loved to make this!!

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