One day my son, Cory, and I were walking outside and we saw that one of our neighbors had a wooden bird house hanging on their tree. Cory stopped to observe the house and said “Mom can we make that?” Afterwards, we searched the Internet trying to find the perfect bird home to build.
Then we came across a bird feeder that involved peanut butter, toilet paper roll, and bird seeds. Cory saw it and said “I would like to make this!” I told him it was a bird feeder and not a home. He still wanted to make it.
We had all the ingredients in our home. Surprisingly, my husband had bird seeds. After gathering all the materials, we started to make our bird feeder. We had fun with this activity.
This project also taught us a very important lesson of recycling.
I will show you how below…
Let’s get started!
- Toilet paper roll
- Bird Seed
- Nut Butter (we used Almond Butter)
- Paper Plate
- Plastic Knife
- Spread nut butter on the toilet paper roll.
- Put bird seed in paper plate.
- Roll toilet paper roll in the bird seed until it is covered.
- Thread the string through the toilet paper roll and knot the string.
- Hang the bird feeder on a tree branch so birds can access it.
- Congratulate your child for recycling the toilet paper roll and using it to feed birds.
- Talk about the importance of recycling.
- Find other items around your home to recycle or reuse.
- Try to capture a picture of birds eating from the bird feeder.
- Tell your child why birds are important to the environment.
- Birds spread seeds for plants that provide humans with food and medicine.
- They eat insects.
- They move nutrients from land to sea.
Have fun with this activity!
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9 thoughts on “Simple Bird Feeder for Kids”
This is a fun way to feed the birds and learn at the same time. I am going to try it out today. My kids love these types of activities in the summer.
Oh wonderful!! I hope your kids enjoy this activity!!
Love this idea. What a great way to learn and have fun feeding the birds. I love to do fun educational projects. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your comment!! This was a fun and quick activity!!
I love simple ideas like this. My daughter loves making crafts for the birds.
Thank you for your comment. I hope she enjoys it.
What a cute idea !! I’m definitely going to make this with my daughter she LOVES animals ! Such a.great idea !
I hope your daughter enjoys this activity!
Wow this is a great idea! We love watching birds eat in the back yard, I’ll have to remember this! My oldest would love to make his own bird feeder.