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Gardening with Kids: DIY Recycled Bird Feeder


You’ll Need

  • Plastic bottle 
  • Two wooden spoons (alternatively, you can use chop sticks or skewers)
  • Sharpie marker
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
Gardening with Kids


  1. With a sharpie marker, draw a small circle on one side of the bottle about 4 inches from the bottom. Cut it out {using a craft knife} and make sure the end of the spoon fits snugly into the hole.
  2. Directly opposite this hole, cut a slightly larger hole and make sure the big end of the spoon can rest in the hole.
  3. Repeat this process around 2 inches from the bottom of the plastic bottle, but use the opposite sides of the bottle so your spoons are at a 90 degree angle to one another.
  4. Fill the bottle with birdseed – this is kind of messy, so, either do this outside on the grass or put down some newspaper for an easy cleanup
  5. Make a hanger out of floral wire and secure to the top of the bottle
  6. Hang your bird feeder in a high traffic bird area!

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