5. DIY Bird feeder:
It’s time to add the final touch to your new birdhouses! To keep those birds coming back year after year, think about placing your own DIY bird feeder next to the houses. Put your recyclables to good use with this quick and easy DIY bird feeder. Follow the steps below for this fun and crafty kid-friendly garden feeder design!
- Empty juice or milk carton
- Paint colors of your choice
- Stanley Minnow 5” scissors
- Plastic bottle lids
- Googly eyes
- Craft sticks
- Hot glue gun
Start by painting the carton the color of your choice! This paint must be coated over twice if you want the colors to show smoothly and appear evenly. If you plan on keeping the feeder outside all summer, we suggest using enamel paints as it is waterproof and weather resistant.
Once the paint has dried, use the Stanley Minnow 5” scissors to cut out the “tummy” and “wing” shapes to create the owl shape. With the extra cardboard from the stomach, cut a small triangle to use as a beak on the owl. Don’t forget to add the googly eyes to the bottle caps above the beak! Once you’ve finished cutting, all you have to do is add the bird feed to the base of the carton and watch as the birds come feast all summer!
We hope you found this helpful in creating your own DIY birdhouses for your gardens this summer! Tag us on Twitter (@Bostitchoffice) with your completed birdhouse looks!