Whether you are doing a nature study or bird unit study, these 25 easy DIY bird feeder crafts for kids will go great alongside your lessons.
Making a bird feeder is a great hands-on activity with plenty of benefits for your children.
Benefits of making bird feeding crafts:
– Making bird feeding crafts and keeping them in the yard is a fun way for kids to discover the birds native to your area.
– Additionally, these crafts are the perfect way for your kids to learn how to appreciate nature by feeding the feathered friends around them.
– Kids learn so much as they learn to look to serve and take care of other things – besides themselves. The world gets just a little bigger, and their care for God’s creation grows as well.
– Making bird feeding crafts is also the perfect time for students to learn about how and why God uses birds to teach us many things.
God uses eagles to teach us about putting our hope in him.
Isaiah 40:31 (ESV) – …but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Ravens, and birds of the air in general, are used to teach us to depend on Him fully and that we are valuable to him.
Matthew 6:25-26 (ESV) – Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
God’s Word details how God’s creation in the beginning was perfect. It tells us how precise he has made all creatures.
Job 39:27-29 (ESV) – Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high? It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is its stronghold. From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.
Even bird seeds give us the opportunity to discuss with our kids the idea of faith as small as a mustard seed.
Matthew 17:20 (ESV) – He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.
So, I don’t know about you, but my kids and I are making bird feeding crafts all year round. The only problem we have is choosing which to do and in what order.
Check out these 25 easy DIY bird feeding crafts for kids to choose from below:
Biodegradable bird feeders and fruit bird feeders:
Cranberry and Ice DIY Ornaments – Your kids can make bird feeders in the winter as well. Isn’t God amazing to make creatures that easily soar through the air and are equipped to live comfortably in nature during the winter or move to warmer places if they need to? This super cool birdfeeder includes cranberries to make your yard a winter wonderland and a beautiful sight to see.
Bird Feeder Citrus Cups – You don’t just have to use oranges for your bird feeders. You can use any citrus fruit to create a natural and beautiful fruit bird feeder in your yard.
Pretty but Super Simple Apple Bird Feeding Restaurant – (You can translate this page easily with Google Translate.) These bird feeders are probably the prettiest ones you will see, and they are super simple to make with your kiddos.
Easy Homemade Orange Bird Feeder – What’s the best thing about this bird feeder? It is a completely natural and biodegradable bird feeder for birds in your backyards. These orange bird feeders may even attract some moths and butterflies as well.
Toilet paper roll bird feeder crafts:
Easy Kid-Made Paper Roll Bird Feeders and Toilet Paper Roll Feeders – Don’t throw those paper rolls away just yet. Get another use out of them and feed the beautiful birds in the neighborhood. This article calls this bird feeder “trash to treasure,” and I love that idea. Something that goes in the trash could be used to feed God’s creatures. How beautiful!
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder – This toilet paper roll craft is total fun and lets you and your family feed the adorable wild birds in your yard. This toilet roll bird feeder even adds some branches for the wild birds to land on like they normally do.
Bird feeder craft gifts:
DIY Sharpie Decorated Mug Bird Feeder – This bird feeder makes an amazing present for mom. Grab any old cup and plate set and paint over it with white paint. You can even buy a plain white set from the Dollar Store. With just some colorful sharpies, your kids can create a masterpiece cup/plate set bird feeder.
Simple Homemade Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder and Recipe – This bird feeder craft is a great indoor activity to do with your kids and can be done with things you already have at home. Many times we use cookie cutters just for cookies. Using them for cookie cutter bird feeders with the easy recipe is an inexpensive and fun way for you and your child to appreciate nature together. TIP: These make GREAT Bird Feeder Gifts.
Recycled Bird feeder crafts:
Cup and String Bird Feeders Any Child Can Make – You will see from this article how even the youngest of homeschoolers can easily make this craft. Many of us have party cups in our pantries. Grab those cups, peanut butter, a hole punch, and string to create super easy bird feeders the whole family can make.
Incredibly Simple Egg Carton Bird Feeder – Your kids can complete this egg carton bird feeder as the carton comes or they can decorate it first. Either way, this is a simple activity to bring many precious birds around the home.
Cardboard Box DIY Hand-Painted Bird Feeder – This bird feeder is awesome because it provides lots of room for kids to use the cardboard box as a canvas to be creative. Your kiddos will enjoy decorating and painting the boxes. You will definitely see their personalities in each bird feeder.
Bird Feeder Sequined Milk Jugs – There aren’t any jugs of milk on my small island (sad, I know). Now that I saw this bird feeder craft, I am so happy that there are other things people can do with the jugs. Take your milk jug with some jewels and sequins to make a colorful addition to your yard.
Recycled Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder – Even if you aren’t an avid bird watcher, this simple craft is easy enough to do. Making this quick and simple bird feeder will help you all do something to help the beautiful birds all around.
Plastic Bottle and Wooden Spoons Bird Feeder – This bird feeder is cool; it self-fills as birds feast on the ready seeds. Once the birds eat the seeds, more seeds get fed automatically for the next bird. How cool is that!?
Milk or Juice Carton Bird House Bird Feeder – If you want to make a birdhouse but don’t have a bunch of time to do it, then this one is perfect for you. This carton birdhouse bird feeder is a quick and easy craft for any kid to decorate however they choose. From Spiderman stickers to assorted colorful tissue papers, you will enjoy your kids’ decorations.
Tin can bird feeding crafts:
Ombre Tin Can DIY Kids Craft Bird Feeder – Grab some cascading ombre colors in a similar palette to create this beautiful tiered ombre tin can bird feeder. Besides being pleasant to view in your yard, this tiered tin can feeder will also be able to feed many birds at once. What a sight to see!
Tin Can Bird Feeder –Where do the tin cans go after they are used? – right in the trash or recycle bin. Save a can or two and make the coolest DIY decoration can bird feeder there is. Even the youngest of learners can make this bird feeder with some adult supervision. Decorate one yourself – it is a calming activity for the whole family.
Kitchen cabinet leftovers bird feeder crafts:
Pipe Cleaners and Cheerios Bird Feeders – These bird feeder craft ideas for pipe cleaners and Cheerios are perfect for developing and improving fine motor skills for your little ones. Bend your pipe cleaners to spirals, heart shapes, and more.
Simple Ice Cream Cone Bird Feeder – Although this DIY bird feeder is best in the colder months, just put it in the shade, and it will do just the same. Birdfeed, peanut butter, string, and ice cream cones are all you will need.
Ribbons, Pipe Cleaner, and Cheerios Bird Feeder Craft – Feed birds even when you aren’t around with this super simple and adorable bird feeder craft. Help your kids interact and care about nature with as little as a ribbon, Cheerios, and a pipe cleaner.
More creative bird feeder crafts:
DIY Birdfeeders Nature Crafts for Kids – Bird watching is something we LOVE to do at our home. We have random bluebirds that come in and out of the yard. DIY Birdfeeders are the perfect nature crafts for kids who enjoy watching birds and being out in nature. These will help us attract the birds even more.
Fun LEGO Bird Feeder and LEGO Bird Feeder Instructions – You may have a zillion LEGOs in your kids’ playroom/bedroom. If you do, then these bird feeder crafts are for your family. Build a bird feeder with your kids out of LEGOs, and hands down this will be one of the most colorful bird feeders you can do.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Craft and Wild Bird Pine Cone Treat – I remember taking walks with my kids as little tikes, and they would collect fallen pine cones so I could place them in a basket in our living room. Here is another idea for your pine cone collection. Make a pine cone bird feeder for a beautiful addition to your yard and a treat for your feathered friends.
Wreath Bird Feeder – No, this isn’t just for Christmas. This bird seeder wreath can be hung on any tree in your yard and looks super cool. It makes a lot of birdseed, so it will last months – depending on how good you make it of course. ;-)
Craft Stick Bird Feeder or House Craft Stick Bird Feeder – If your kids are old enough to use a glue gun, they will LOVE to create this simple popsicle craft stick bird feeder. You can make this craft stick feeder simple in the original wooden color. Kids can also use colorful craft sticks or decorate the sticks before gluing them together.
Kids Craft Paper Bowl Bird Feeder – This cute and colorful paper plate bird feeder is a simple backyard addition. Have your kids select which tree is best for all the birds to gather at. All you need is birdseed, Cheerios, a paper bowl, and some paint. This craft is great for developing fine motor skills.
If you will be also doing a nature or bird unit, the resources below can help:
Bird Nature Study Fact Cards – Help your kids learn about 18 different kinds of fascinating feathered creatures.
Birds Around the World Guided Drawing – Check out this free Birds Around the World Guided Drawing unit to explore the world while enjoying art skills.
Resources to Help Your Kids Learn About Birds – Check out various resources to help your kids learn all about birds in nature.
Free Bird Terms Vocabulary Copywork – Your kids will discover the amazing world of birds and practice their handwriting at the same time.
Audobon Birds Notebooking Journal – Introduce the kids to some of the many birds Audubon painted during his lifetime.
Use this Daily Skill Building Birding Notebook to go alongside your lessons.
These easy bird feeding crafts are all-around fun and engaging activities to make the most out of a bird unit study or a nature study. Above all, use this bird theme to teach kids about the principles that birds in creation can teach us.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!