Looking for an easy recycled bird feeder that the kids will love to make? This easy recycle craft is a perfect craft for kids all year round. Perfect for birds returning in the spring, fun for a summer afternoon, and a great way to help the birds in the fall and winter.
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.
Recycled Bird Feeder
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.
Supplies for Recycled Bird Feeder
- 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 Recycled Bird Feeder
To start, pour the bird seed onto a plate or onto a cookie sheet.
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.