Now that it’s finally feeling like Spring, we are noticing our bird friends are back! To encourage them to stick around, we made three different types of DIY bird feeders to treat them to dinner.

3 DIY Bird Feeders | Vicky Barone | Peanut Butter Bird Seed Feeder

Peanut Butter Bird Feeder
Supplies: toilet paper roll, hole punch, twine, a knife, peanut butter, and bird seed.

3 DIY Bird Feeders | Vicky Barone | Peanut Butter Bird Seed Feeder
Directions:
1. Cut two holes into the top of the toilet paper roll with a hole punch.
2. Thread the twine into the holes and tie two knots.
3. Using a knife, cover the roll with peanut butter.
4. Roll the peanut butter covered tube in bird seed until it’s fully covered.
5. Hang in a tree from the twine.

 

3 DIY Bird Feeders | Vicky Barone | Gelatin Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Gelatin Bird Feeders
Supplies: 1 gelatin packet, bird seed, water, cooking spray, cookie cutters, a cookie sheet, wax paper, plastic straws, and twine.

3 DIY Bird Feeders | Vicky Barone | Gelatin Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders
Directions:
1. Line the cookie sheet with wax paper.
2. Arrange cookie cutters on the cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
3. Cut up a plastic straw into four or five pieces.
4. In a saucepan, stir 1 packet of gelatin into 1/3 cup of water.
5. Turn burner on to medium heat and stir constantly until the gelatin simmers. Turn off heat.
6. Stir 1 cup of bird seed into the gelatin. Let cool five minutes.
7. Spoon the bird seed into the cookie cutters and press with your fingers to make sure it’s in every corner.
8. Insert a piece of straw into each cookie cutter to make a hole for the twine.
9. Put the cookie sheet into the fridge for 1-2 hours.
10. Once the shapes are hardened, carefully pop them out of the cookie cutters and tie twine through the hole.

 

3 DIY Bird Feeders | Vicky Barone | Orange Bird Feeders

Orange Bird Feeder
Supplies: 1 orange, a knife, bird seed, wooden skewers, twine.

3 DIY Bird Feeders | Vicky Barone | Orange Bird Feeders
Directions:
1. Cut an orange in half and remove the fruit from the peel.
2. Poke a skewer through each orange peel half.
3. Tie twine to each end of the skewer.
4. Fill orange cup with bird seed (if the cup starts to tip, remove some bird seed until it is steady).
5. Hang in a tree from the twine.

These bird feeders make great projects for kids. They will love looking out the window to see the birds enjoying their yummy snacks. Enjoy!