I was introduced to birdwatching by my grandparents. They lived on the edge of a forest and had a huge array of bird feeders. My Nana could tell you every type of bird you saw, which bird feeder they liked best, and how to keep squirrels out of said bird feeder. While we only have a few bird feeders at our house, my kids are definitely fascinated by birds. We have made a few DIY Bird Feeders this year, and have plans to make many more.
There are so many neat DIY bird feeders!
Here are my favourite 14 DIY Bird Feeders for Kids
Burlap DIY Bird Feeder – this one was actually a guest post on our blog by my hubby. He made these burlap bird feeders with our kids, a wonderful process art for the little ones, and more aesthetically pleasing for the Mama.
Tea Cup Bird Feeder – by Dollarstore Crafts – how cute is this? Little ones could paint the mug and saucer to personalize this feeder for their feathery friends.
Painted Gourd Birdfeeder – by Two Straight Lines – This painted gourd bird feeder is beautiful, and could be decorated simply by any creative little artist!
Paint Can DIY Bird Feeders – by Mom Endeavors – You won’t believe how simple these paint can bird feeders are to make! And what a wonderful way to add a pop of color to the early days of spring.
Stick Bird Feeder – by Better Homes and Gardens – I am going to have my 11 year old make this DIY bird feeder! It looks wonderful! And oh the math that would go into this one!
Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder – by Tonya Staab – I love this cute twist on a classic! When I was little I would make every present I could out of popsicle sticks.
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder – by East Coast Mommy – What is just as classic as popsicle sticks? Toilet paper rolls. What a great way to re-use those rolls!
Clay Birdhouse – by National Wildlife Federation – How neat is this?! Made from a balloon and clay … definitely worth a try!
Milk Carton Bird Feeder – by Pink and Green Mama – Another classic, with a lovely colorful twist. This is great sensory art for little ones!
Birdseed Feeder – by Plain Vanilla Mom – This is a great sensory activity as well! Such an easy recipe – even the littlest bird watcher can whip up a special snack!
Tin Can DIY Bird feeders – by Cabaneaidees – This is such a great upcycle! Don’t be turned off by the fact that the instructions are not in English – there is a translator button in the sidebar 🙂
Orange stuffed Bird feeder – by Amber Dusick – This is bird feeder activity could be done in so many different ways … and with so many different things as the bowl – melon, squash … Love it!
Vines and Birdseed Wreaths – by Barefoot Childhood – First of all, I love the name of this blog!! We are a barefoot family – even in the winter – drives my Mama nuts! These birdseed wreaths are beautiful, and such a fun activity to do as a family.
Egg Carton Bird Feeder – by The Creative Cubby – How simple and yet brilliant is this! What a great opportunity to have little ones do a bit of research as well … which bird eats which seed?
This list should keep us busy for awhile! It will be fun to make a bunch of different DIY bird feeders and see which is most popular with our feathery friends.
A simple way to bring nature learning right into our own backyard.
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