Welcome Spring & The Birds With Easy DIY Bird Feeders

Posted on April 4, 2018 in Crafts/ DIY

Having so many kids that love animals as much as I do we are always thinking of the animals inside as well as outside! I love the passion my kids have for animals and the fact we share that great trait which is why I am really excited to share this super simple, easy DIY with you!

Bird feeders are something that is easy to make and kids can get very involved in the process. These bird feeders are so easy even my 4-year-old can do them on his own with very little help from us!

We are excited that the weather has changed dramatically where we live. Although, not perfect spring weather we were able to put out our bird feeders and see birds come and enjoy them. We started hearing birds chirping earlier last week and were thrilled to get to work on our feeders for them!

Materials Needed:

  • 2 cups Wild bird seed
  • 4 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Cookie cutters
  • Pencil
  • Twine
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Spoon

Directions:

  1. Microwave your coconut oil 30-6o seconds
  2. Mix in 2 cups wild bird seed, mix well
  3. Place cookie cutters on to a cookie sheet and spoon in your bird seed/coconut oil mix
  4. Use a pencil to create a hole in the top of your feeder (not too close to the top!)
  5. Place in fridge 40-45 minutes
  6.  String through twine, and hang outside on your favourite tree!

 

How cute are these? After putting them in the fridge for 40 minutes, they are perfect and ready to be hung!

Coconut oil is the best option for these because they are safe for birds and other animals that may happen upon your feeders.

If you are anything like us, you will want to put these out as often as you can to help make sure our little outside animal friends have some great snacks.

We plan to make them often, and the kids love being able to do it themselves. We help with the microwaving of the coconut oil but beyond that — the kids can get busy!

Have you ever made feeders for wildlife? 

18 Comments

  • Reply Mary Edwards April 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    We have a huge protected conservation area across from our house. This is perfect! We will be able to hang it right outside the window. I bet our cats will love hanging out on the windowsill watching too. Thanks for the idea

  • Reply Mandee April 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    This would make a great project to do with my boys for Homeschool Arts & Crafts Day! The kids will love this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Heather April 25, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I miss the trees I used to have in my back yard before we moved. There was always wildlife in them to some degree. We had ver entertaining squirrels that would chase each other up the tall ponderosa pine trees. These would have been cool to make for our yard.

  • Reply Lauren Pallas April 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Those are so cute! They will look so much better in our tree than our old plastic feeder!

  • Reply Dina April 25, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    These are super cute and easy enough to make. I know we put some seed out and the birds were so happy. I love that you can easily hang this up and it makes for a great activity to do as a family.

  • Reply Ashley April 25, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    This is a great idea to do with the kids. They were asking a few days ago about buying bird seed, I like this idea better

  • Reply Joely Smith April 25, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Awee I love this! Thank you for a wonderful and easy way to help our birds this spring and summer! I just love wildlife and his is a fun craft to do with the family!

  • Reply sara April 25, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    This is such a fun project for kids to do! Thanks for reminding me that it is time to make some treats for our birds.

  • Reply Joyce Brewer April 25, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    We have a lot fo squirrels in our backyard. My husband calls them acrobats because they’re always swinging for the trees. I wonder if they’d enjoy these too.

  • Reply Heather April 25, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    We’ve made something similar before but they were never this pretty! I would love to try to make these with my girls sometime.

  • Reply Tomi C April 25, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Never made one with coconut oil. We usually use peanut butter and bird seed. Funny thing the squirrels usually get to it before the birds. LOL

  • Reply Cindy Gordon April 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Those are super easy little bird feeders! I bet my boys would LOVE to make these and watch the birds eat off of them.

  • Reply Our Family World April 26, 2018 at 2:25 am

    This is a nice craft that I can do this weekend. I will have to get some of those wild bird seeds though. It will really make me happy to see the birds chirping away and enjoying their food.

  • Reply Carol Cassara April 26, 2018 at 3:12 am

    It would be so nice to make this for the birds and so much fun to make it with the kids. I love how you made them and the shapes as well. They’re pretty cool!

  • Reply Melissa Dixon April 26, 2018 at 7:39 am

    This is such a cool idea. I need to make some of these, we have a fun area full of bird feeders that this would go well in.

  • Reply Ruth I. April 26, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Wonderful and creative ideas! I will try to make this and hang it in the yard. It would be lovely to see birds eating from it.

  • Reply Terri Steffes April 26, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I love these! We are getting up to those 70 degree days where they’d be a melty mess. I love making and giving these for holiday gifts for the bird lovers in my neighborhood.

  • Reply Heather April 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    These are so much fun! I remember doing this in my preschool classroom but it’s been years since that experience. My youngest daughter is three and would love to do this for the birds in our neighborhood. She would have so much fun and I think it would be an excellent learning opportunity!

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