Create With Kids: Recycled Bottle Bird Feeder



We had some birdseed leftover from the Pine Cone Bird Feeders project, so on a warm, sunny day the boys and I went outside to make these fun and frugal bottle bird feeders.

Supplies:
funnel
1-liter bottle
craft knife
2 wooden spoons
large cup hook



1.  Measure 4-inches from the bottom of the bottle and draw a 1/2 in. asterisk on the side of the bottle.  Rotate the bottle 90 degrees and make another asterisk 2-inches from the bottom of the bottle.










2.  Draw a 1-inch wide circle on the opposite side of each asterisk.  With the craft knife, cut out the circles and slit along the lines of the asterisks.  Insert the spoons through the circle and then through the asterisks on the opposite side.













3.  Use a funnel {we made our own paper funnels} and a scoop to fill the bird feeder with birdseed.














4.  Twist a large hook into the bottle cap, put the cap on the bottle and hang it in a tree.













20 comments:

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Ohhhh.. how smart! Ryley would love to do this with me! Thanks for the great idea Vanessa!

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Hi Vanessa,

Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This is such a cute and creative idea! I will be feeding the birdies tomorrow!
Hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle

PlainVanillaMom said...

Stopping by from Living Life Intentionally. Great idea! I will have to try this. We just started feeding the birds here and this would be a great addition. Not to mention a great project :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a fun project! L-O-V-E the spoons! So clever!

Vanessa said...

My sister found those spoons at a specialty cooking store. She bought them as a Christmas gift because the boys like to help me when I'm baking, but they have come in handy for other projects too. :)

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I love this bottle bird seed dispenser! It would be great for Earth Day (recycled and taking care of the birds). Thanks for linking up to Finished Friday.

Sarah Avila said...

I love this! What a cute and simple idea!

Megan and Emily@Whimsically Homemade said...

This is cute! I did a tute similar to this on my blog. I wouldn't have even thought of this! Now following. Love from Whimsically Homemade

Melissa said...

Love the spoons! Super creative!

Deana said...

Awesome Idea I can't wait to make these....Thanks so much for linking this up @CountryMommaCooks....have a wonderful Sunday:)

Jenn said...

Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday! I am so motivated to do this with my kids now--they had been asking about making a bird feeder, so your post is very timely :)

Heather Graham said...

This is an adorable craft for kids! Love it, and can't wait to do it with my daughter!!! :) Thanks for sharing at stringtown home!


Heather

Vanessa said...

Jenn, That's great! I hope your family has as much fun making this bird feeder as we did!

Anna @ Feminine Adventures said...

What a cute, creative idea! Love how you just used what you had on hand.

Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday. :)

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

I LOVE how you used the wooden spoons--so creative! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!

Six Sisters said...

This is such a fun craft for kids!! Love it! We are so happy to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back!! -The Sisters

Christina said...

I love how you used the spoons in this bird feeder. My son loves spoons, so he would be so excited to see this bird feeder. I definitely need to make this one!

Fun Frugal Mommy said...

I love this idea. I will be doing this with my daughter. Thanks for linking up to fun frugal friday. I am going feature this post this week. : )

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Thanks for linking up last week! You were one of the most viewed links.. check it out tomorrow and be sure to grab a featured button!

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