We are sharing a fun and easy tutorial on a milk carton bird feeder. With a few supplies, upcycling that milk carton can be all kinds of fun.
This milk carton bird feeder is fun, colorful, and easy to make for kids of all ages!
Being outdoors and making bird feeders crafts are one of our favorite things to do. You will not want to miss our other popular bird feeder posts including our Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder, Orange Bird Feeder, Paper Plate Bird Feeder Craft, and Heart Shaped Bird Seed Ornament.
Bird Feeder Crafts
Spring is upon us and this week started the kid's Spring Break. Wahoo! This is our first year of official elementary Spring Break and I can tell you we are ready for it. The kids are tired and in need of a little R&R., While we are enjoying the lazy mornings, the weather has been screaming for us to get outside.
We of course love our backyard and are always playing, picnicking, and gardening with the kids. While the kids and I were tending to our newly planted berries bushes, we noticed a couple of little birds flying around. "We should feed them Mommy!" says MWHGirl. "That sounds like an awesome idea, babe! Let's make them a bird feeder."
Kidsgardening.org is a helpful educational resource to not only help you talk to your kids about where your food comes from, but it also has some fun garden-based activities for your including a fun milk carton bird feeder.
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- Half Gallon Milk Carton
- Craft Dowels (minimum of 9 inches long)
- Thread/Twine for Hanging
- Hole Punch
- Craft Knife
- Permanent Marker or Wax Pencil
- Bird Seed
You can find full step-by-step instructions here. You essentially are cutting triangles out of your cleaned-out half-gallon milk carton. We made our triangles approximately an inch in and the hypotenuse was approximately 3 inches. Wow, I'm getting all Geometry on you. 🙂 Make 4 hole punches. Two on the front triangles and two on the back.
Then have your sweet kid slide the dowel through the holes. At this point, you can simply punch a hole at the top and use the twine/thread for hanging and you are ready to fill with birdseed. We of course decided it needed a little Made with HAPPY upgrade and added some cut tissue paper pieces and mod podge.
Apply a thin layer of mod podge or white glue and water (equal parts) with a sponge to the milk carton. Then have the kids place the cut tissue pieces (approximately an inch square) all over the milk carton. You can then add another thin layer on top of the tissue. Cut off any excess pieces.
Let dry for maybe 10 minutes and you are ready to fill.
Viola, you have yourself one Made with HAPPY Milk Carton Bird Feeder!
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This post was originally a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tree Top back in March of 2015.