My girls are always begging me to do crafts with them. Throughout the school year we always seem to be too busy with extracurricular activities, and school to do extra crafts, so when summer hits we are breaking out all the crafts.
DIY Birdfeeders are the perfect nature crafts for kids that enjoy watching birds and being out in nature. My girls love to birdwatch, and we have lots of different types of birds year round. Here in Florida, there is always a good time to hang a bird feeder outside in nature. Summer is the perfect time to break out your craft supplies and get to creating your own bird feeder.
There are so many different types of DIY birdfeeders from easy to complex, that are great for any age. I like to get some of the plain wooden ones from the dollar section or discount section at a craft store. These are great to use up different paints that need to be used up, and your children can be creative and really customize them to their own style. Others can be made using supplies you can find around your house and even in your kitchen pantry.This post is part of the DIY Outdoor Crafts Series
Check out all these DIY Birdfeeders that are a fun nature craft for kids this summer:
This paper plate birdfeeder from Happy Hooligans is so easy for small children to make.
An old empty gourd makes a beautiful natural bird feeder. How to from Kitchen Counter Chronicle.
This DIY Teacup bird feeder from a thrifted tea cup will look so whimsical in your garden. – Dear Lizzy
Make a real birdfeeder house out of Legos – Fun Crafts for Kids
Milk Jug Bird Feeder – Happy Hooligans
How to Make a Birdfeeder out of a plastic bottle – Natural Beach Living
How to Make the Best Pine Cone Bird feeder – Natural Beach Living
How to Make a Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder – Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Upcycled Egg Carton Bird feeder Craft – Green Kid Crafts
How to make a birdfeeder out of a cardboard box – Green Kid Crafts
DIY Birdfeeders made from food in your pantry:
Ice Cream Cone Feeder Project – Dereila Nature Inn
Make a repurposed feeding station for birds from apples, bread, and suet cakes – Home Talk
Make a birdfeeder from stale pieces of bread – CBC Parents
Make an easy bird feeder out of a scooped out orange – Natural Beach Living
Cheerio Bird Feeders for Kids – Happy Hooligans
Fruit and Grain DIY Feeders – CBC Parents
How to make a fat block bird feeder from a produce bag – David Suzuki Foundation
Make an easy bird feeder with an old bagel, this is a great idea for babies and toddlers to help with – Mama Papa Bubba
If your family enjoys bird watching you will may be interested in these posts:
FREE Bird Nature Studies and Printables – this is a HUGE post full of information on birds, bird nests, bird anatomy, bird watching, feeding birds in your yard, bird crafts and nature studies on birds.
Our FREE Birds Around the World Guided Drawing Activity is an instant download. Your children will get to read a paragraph about 10 different birds from around the world. After each paragraph there are two two guided drawing activities for each bird. At the very end, there are 10 reading comprehension questions, as well as an answer key.
If you prefer buying premade kits that your children can build and paint themselves here are some good ones:
Toysmith 29545 Build A Bird Buffet KitStanley Jr DIY Bird House Kit with paint and tools3 Pk Unfinished Wooden Bird Houses to Paint
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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