See 23 budget-friendly DIY bird feeders that you can make from a mix of everyday and unexpected repurposed items. They also make great gifts!
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DIY bird feeders have long been a favorite craft project for kids of all ages, and for good reason. These delightful creations not only offer children an opportunity to express their creativity but also provide a connection to nature.
Crafting bird feeders offers a unique blend of educational, environmental, and artistic benefits that make them a favorite choice for hands-on, outdoor fun.
Bird feeder tips
- Choose a bird feeder craft that is age-appropriate for your child.
- Use recycled household items and supplies from nature to keep costs down and teach children about Earth Day and the importance of recycling.
- Research the birds in your area to find the best birdseed to put in your backyard feeder. This list of common birds in the US from the American Bird Conservancy will get you started!
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Homemade Bird Feeder
There’s something truly magical about attracting birds to your backyard with a homemade bird feeder. Not only is it a delightful sight to watch feathered friends frolic and feast, but it also provides them with nourishment.
Plus, kids will have that sense of pride knowing they helped make it. So, get inspired to make your own homemade bird feeder with these 23 super fun and clever ideas.
We’ve included a mix of age-appropriate project ideas for pre-school age through teenagers, so there truly is something for everyone. Enjoy!
There you have it! A great collection of DIY bird feeders for a perfect kids’ activity. We hope you found one (or two) that you love and want to make for your home. If you do make your own, please share it with us in the comments below.
Making homemade bird feeders is an enriching experience that kids and families can treasure for years to come. Happy crafting!
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