Summer is here, the flowers are in full bloom, and baby birds are leaving their nests and venturing out into the world... Why not give them a helping hand by installing a bird-feeder in your garden, or your local park?
This groovy, recycle-friendly craft isn’t just fun to make … it also benefits nature! Help foster your child’s passion for wildlife, by making this simple bird feeder.
You will need:
1. Cut a window in the middle of your milk carton (it should be big enough for a bird to poke it’s head through)
2. Take your stick; poke a hole through the milk carton just underneath the window, and pull the stick through (this creates a fake branch, where the bird can stand)
3. Make a hook to hang your feeder by poking a hole through the top, and looping through some string
4. Now get decorating! Let your imagination go wild ;)
5. Pour in the seeds until they come up to the edge of the hole
6. Hang your bird feeder up in a nearby tree, grab your binoculars and start looking out for those birds!
**We have provided you with just the basic instructions, but feel free to get creative and adapt our formula!**
This craft has an extremely positive function, and this function can be extended for years and years. Give your child the responsibility of monitoring the bird-feeder, and re-filling it when it is empty; you will be surprised at how diligent they are!
Have a go at this craft and post your pictures below 😊
Flora, PTC Editor