Making Your Own Bird Feeder

What You Will Need:

  • An empty milk or juice carton (any size will do)
  • String (must be strong)
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • 2 small sticks or wooden rods
  • Bird seed
  • Markers, water based paint or anything which can be used to decorate the carton


  1. Wash and dry the carton
  2. Decorate your carton
  3. Using your scissors cut a square in each side of the carton (big enough to fit the head of a bird)
  4. Using your hole punch (or your scissors) make a small hole below each square.
  5. Push your sticks or rods through the holes from one side of the carton to the other
  6. Fill the bottom of your carton with bird seed
  7. Punch a hole in the top of your carton
  8. Hang your finished feeder to a tree branch with string.

Although these bird feeders will not last forever, they are a fun, inexpensive craft that cares for our wildlife!

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