This is a super easy and fun, eco-friendly craft that you and the kids will enjoy long after it is done! Can’t say that everyday. Plus you get to recycle! All you need to learn how to make a bird feeder is an empty 1/2 gallon milk or juice carton and some string. They can decorate the milk carton bird feeder any way they want or not at all.
How To Make Bird Feeder From Milk Carton:
Wash out the carton. Cut a square out of the carton leaving a large enough lip at the bottom to hold the bird seed and for the bird to perch on.
Step 2. Decorate your milk carton bird feeder craft anyway you like! My daughter used acrylic paints to cover most of the carton sides. She also used crayon and paper and glued that part on.
Allow your children to fill the homemade bird feeder with with birdseed.
Take the lid off the screw top if it has one. Then poke a hole through the gable of the carton on the opposite side (or both sides if it had no screw top). Loop the string through the holes and tie a few knots.
Hang the bird feeder made from a milk carton off a branch and keep your eye out for birds! You can wind your string around the branch and tie some knots to make it stay in place.
Help your child identify the different species that come to the homemade bird feeder with your own knowledge, a library book of regional birds, or online bird identification help. Let your child draw or color some of the birds that they spot at the feeder! They might even want to keep a log of what species they spot at what times of day to see if they can find a pattern and determine the most common type of bird in their backyard.
I hope you enjoyed these instructions for how to make a bird feeder from a milk carton. It is a fun, eco-friendly and educational craft to do with kids.