Creating a Bird Feeder

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Summers are really tough on birds. They fly around in the heat in search of a place to rest. Why not create a bird feeder with your kids?

Your kids will be able to learn something new and they will learn how to take care of other creatures. Teaching your kids how to create a bird feeder will also give you some bonding time. They will enjoy the thought of being able to help birds.

Here is an excellent idea:

You will need:

  1. Milk carton
  2. Paint
  3. Glue
  4. Paint brush
  5. Construction paper
  6. Scissors
  7. Bird seed
  8. Wooden stick
  9. Hole punch

Method:

  1. Rinse the milk carton properly and then create a small doorway on the front. Make sure it is arched.
  2. Now paint the carton and leave it aside to dry.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the construction paper in decorative designs and once the carton is dry, glue the pieces onto it.
  4. Cut a rectangle now such that it is a little larger than the top of the carton. Glue this on the roof.
  5. Below the hole, punch a hole. Place the stick through this hole. Glue it so that it stays in place.
  6. Now fill the carton with the birdseed and place it in a good place so that the birds can find it.

Photo Credits: Carissa Rogers

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