Instilling a sense of awe and reverence in nature is an important part of counting down to Earth Day.
This recycled bird feeder craft is a wonderful way for children to learn how to nurture animals in their own backyard. Once it's hung, enjoy keeping notes of what feathered friends flock for a bite to eat!
Recycle, Reuse, Reduce
Check your back yard or local park, recycling bin, and art cabinet for these supplies.
- A milk or juice carton
- Paint and brushes
- Utility Knife
- A sturdy stick, 2x as long as the carton width
- Seed mix for your local birds
Design and Decorate
Step 1: Cut two windows into the milk carton, about 2 inches from the bottom. Wash the inside and let air dry.
Step 2: Paint the outside of your carton. Once dry add contrasting decorations.
Step 3: Use the utility knife to cut an X on the top and bottom of the carton. Repeat on the opposite side.
Step 4: Push the stick through the X on the bottom section of the carton and through to the other side. Stick should stick out about 2 inches on each side for a perch.
Step 5: Push your string through each of the openings at the top. Fill with birdseed and hang from a tree or on a patio.
Watch from your window to see what types of birds visit your recycled milk carton birdfeeder!