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Craft Time: Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Posted by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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           Milk Carton Bird Feeder

                   

By: Amanda Formaro

Difficulty: Very Easy

Age: 5 and up

Parental supervision is recommended

What you'll need:

  • Empty quart sized cardboard milk carton
  • Scissors
  • String or cord
  • Hole punch or pencil
  • Bird seed

How to make it:

  1. Have an adult help you cut a hole in the bird feeder – it should be big enough so a bird could come and sit and eat the feed, but not too big or the carton will become unstable. (See photo.)
  2. Have an adult help you cut a hole using the hole punch in the top of the milk carton and put a string through the hole. Alternatively, you can poke a hole on either side of the flap at the top of the carton by poking a pencil through the top. (See photo.)
  3. Tie a knot in the string. (See photo.)
  4. Fill the carton with bird seed until it reaches the top of the hole. (See photo.)
  5. Hang the cart on a tree branch and watch the birds enjoy their snack! (See photo.)

Tips:

  • A quart size carton works perfect as it isn't too large and holds a decent amount of food.
  • You may choose to decorate the outside of the carton but keep in mind that it will be outside in the elements and decorations may wash off in the rain. Also, you wouldn't want the birds pecking at flaking paint!
  • Check your bird feeder regularly and refill as needed.
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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momofsixangels
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I love watching the birds.TFS

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by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Very cute .. thanks for sharing ;)

clowry02
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:53 AM
great idea
GypsiSky
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

I love bird feeders! My husband wouldn't go for the milk carton kind in the yard, but it's cute.

SassyWildflower
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM

cute!!! we make bird feeders every spring. it's one of the first things we do once it warms up. 

Thanks for another great idea!

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ceciliam
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Cute!

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