Recycled Milk Carton Bird Feeders

Since our biodegradable bird feeders are no more, I thought it was time for another bird feeder project. I took some empty milk cartons and with a box cutter, I cut an square opening on two sides opposite of each other. Then it was time for the kids to decorate them with paint. Buddy’s didn’t take the paint very well, so I mixed some glue and water, and let him paint with that and then add torn pieces of tissue paper to decorate.

I sat them in the sun for a quick dry, then used a hole punch to make a hole beneath each opening. I placed a craft stick through the holes to make a perch for the bird to sit on. I used the box cutter to poke an opening in the top and ran some yarn through to hang it. The kids had fun pouring the bird seed in the bottom with a little scoop. Now our little birdies have another place to dine.

This project was simple and fun, and very age appropriate for my little group. If you have older ones, they would probably enjoy adding a roof as well as more detail in the decorating process. Here is an example of one I found online that an older child could create. It has a roof made from popsicle sticks.

Happy weekend crafting!

Always, 

Amanda



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  1. Greetings! I am writing from Harmony-Celebrate Age, a magazine that writes about people over 50 years and their contribution to society. As part of our Recycle page, we are doing a juice carton bird feeder, very similar to the one on your blog. We need a picture to go with it and I was wondering if you could share yours with me. Please let me know at nutasharego@gmail.com
    You can take a look at the extensive work Harmony has done for the last 11 years here: http://www.harmonyindia.org/magazine.html

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