Kids are going to love making these Recycled Bird Feeders using Toilet Paper Rolls. Easy to make and inexpensive, these bird feeders are perfect for a simple afternoon craft. Make these bird feeders all year long to help your feathered friends.
Bird Feeder Toilet Paper Roll Craft
I love to recycle and reuse things. The kids love to make crafts that are useful. This Toilet Paper Roll craft is based on the classic pine cone bird feeder that we have all made as kids or with our kids. but the problem with them is: have you ever tried to hang them? It can be hard. You have to find the right spot to tie a string around the pine cone and then find a way to tie the string to the tree. It can be a bit of a pain.
Related: You might also like this very easy Valentine’s Day Bird Feeder.
How Should I Hang This Outside?
Toilet paper rolls make the perfect hanger because it goes around just about any small branch and if you really needed to tie a string onto something, it is still easy to tie a string. Actually, I think it is easier. Plus, just like a pine cone, it is biodegradable and completely eco-friendly.
What Seeds are Safe for Birds?
While most commercial bird seeds are safe for the birds, if you decide to create your own mix, you want to make sure are checking what is safe for the birds. All About Birds has a great guide to seed types. Use this list to the best seed mix for your feathered friends.
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- toilet paper rolls or even a paper towel roll
- peanut butter
- bird seed
- a pan or plate to put the bird seed in
- and a butter knife or plastic knife to spread the peanut butter
How to Make a Bird Feeder Toilet Paper Roll Craft
To start, pour the bird seed onto a plate or onto a cookie sheet.
Using the butter knife or plastic knife, smear peanut butter over the toilet paper roll.
After the peanut butter is spread, roll the toilet paper roll in the bird seed. Get a nice coating of seed around the roll.
If there are any empty spots, use the bird seed and sprinkle it on.
Do this for all of the recycled bird feeders. We like to create several of them at a time.
Hang it on branches by sliding the roll right over the branch. The recycled bird feeders can be placed anywhere you can slide the roll onto.
Once the bird feeders are placed, just wait for the birds. Kids will love seeing the birds come and eat from the bird feeders that they made.
This makes a great lazy afternoon or rainy day craft. It is quick, easy and the kids get a kick out of seeing their work hanging around. And a bigger thrill when they see the birds feasting.
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I just love this project! It’s great that you can just slide the roll over the branch. Pinned it to my fave diy board. 🙂
These are so cute and easy and perfect for all ages! I can’t wait to try them!
I have a fear of birds so this is one project I would not try.
Have Sippy Will Travel Mommy Blogger
we like to use pine cones 🙂
Melissa @ SavingCentsWithSense.net
How fun – these brings back such great memories of when I was a kid. Thanks!
This is a fun idea that I want to try with my son!
I love this! We used to do this with pine cones as kids
this is a great Idea and I am looking forward to doing this spring activity with the Children at work