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How to Make a Homemade Bird Feeder

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feederSpring is here and the birds are back and boy are they hungry!

How can you help out a hungry bird?

What if it’s an angry bird?

What if it’s a … hangry bird?!?!?!?

Well, we think if you give your Feather Friends a nice feeder to eat from and fill it with yummy food, they will turn into happy birds and keep coming back to your yard for as long as you keep refilling your bird feeder.

One way you could make a bird feeder is by making it out of Click-A-Brick. (And if you do make a bird feeder out of Click-A-Brick, please send us the photos, because we would love to see that!)

Today, though, we are going to look at how to make two different, but equally easy, bird feeders for your winged friends.

Milk Carton Bird Feeder

The first bird feeder is courtesy of Howcast and is made from a milk carton. You can use either a plastic milk carton like the video or a paperboard one. Either type of material will work.

You will need:

  • An empty milk carton
  • Scissors
  • Something to poke holes
  • String
  • Bird seed

Step 1:

Cut a hole in each side of the milk carton about two or three inches from the bottom.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

Step 2:

Poke two holes at the top of the carton. They should be level with each other.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

Step 3:

Put string through the two holes and tie it on top of the carton.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

Step 4:

Fill the bottom of your feeder with bird seed. It should come to just below the bottom of the holes you cut out.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

Step 5:

Hang your feeder from a tree branch.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty milk carton

 

Wasn’t that easy?

For bonus bird points, cut some small slits under the holes and insert a couple of popsicle sticks or pencils or other small items birds could use as a perch.

Now, you can sit back and watch all the hungry birds have a snack in your bird feeder. Let’s look at how to make a different one.

Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty plastic bottle

This bird feeder is made out of an empty plastic bottle and is courtesy of CookingAndCrafting. Any size of bottle will work.

You will need:

  • An empty plastic bottle
  • A marker
  • Twine or string
  • Small screw or screw hook
  • Two old wooden spoons
  • Craft knife

Step 1:

Take your marker and about two or three inches above the bottom of the bottle, draw an asterisk on the bottle. Turn the bottle 90 degrees and two inches above where you drew your last asterisk, draw another one.

Directly across from both asterisks, draw circles that are about one inch in diameter.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty plastic bottle

Step 2:

Take your craft knife and cut along the lines of your asterisks. Then, cut out each circle.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty plastic bottle

Step 3:

Insert a wooden spoon through each hole and out through the cut asterisks. Note that the flat part of the spoon should sit loosely in the hole while the handle of the spoon should be held in place firmly by the plastic where you cut the asterisks.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty plastic bottle

Step 4:

Fill the bottle with bird seed. It should pour out the holes and onto the flat parts of the wooden spoons. As the birds eat the bird seed, it will continue to be pushed down from the top and out through the holes onto the flat parts of the spoons.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty plastic bottle

Step 5:

Insert the small screw or hook into the lid of the bottle and screw the lid back onto the bottle. Take some string and wrap it around the screw or hook so you can hang your bird feeder on a tree branch.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty plastic bottle

Step 6:

Hang your bird feeder from a tree branch and watch the birds eat.

Click-A-Brick presents: How to make a bird feeder out of an empty plastic bottle

We hope you have lots of fun making these bird feeders and helping out our hungry Feather Friends.

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