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Milk Carton Bird Feeder

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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!

Milk carton bird feeder eco friendly craft for Earth Day from Oompa Toys

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
  • String
  • A sturdy stick, 2x as long as the carton width
  • Seed mix for your local birds
Milk carton bird feeder eco friendly craft for Earth Day from Oompa Toys

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.

 

Milk carton bird feeder eco friendly craft for Earth Day from Oompa Toys

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.

Milk carton bird feeder eco friendly craft for Earth Day from Oompa Toys

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!

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