Sparrows hopping around carelessly in the courtyard, parrots, magpies and many friendly avian friends dancing to the mellow tunes of the day… these are etched as unforgettable memories in our minds. In today’s concrete jungle the birds have but disappeared and our kids see these birds only on the discovery and national geographic. But a fun way to attract these few remaining avian back to your balconies and lawns are birdfeeders. A DIY birdfeeder is not only a great way to involve your children but it also teaches them to get closer to nature.
Here is a great DIY birdfeeder idea to try
Soda bottle birdfeeder
- Plastic soda bottle
- Two wooden spoons
- Sharpie marker
- Craft knife
- Floral wire
- With a sharpie marker, draw a small circle on one side of the bottle about 4 inches from the bottom.
- Cut it out with a craft knife and make sure the end of the spoon fits snugly into the hole.
- Directly opposite this hole, cut a slightly larger hole. Make sure the big end of the spoon can rest in the hole.
- Repeat this process approximately 2 inches from the bottom of the soda bottle, but use the opposite sides of the bottle so your spoons are at a 90-degree angle to one another.
- Fill the bottle with birdseed.
- Make sure to do this in an area where you can sweep up the mess!
- Make a hanger out of floral wire and secure to the top of the bottle.
- Screw the top on and hang from your favorite place.
This DIY birdfeeder can be made from scratch without spending a penny and can be placed at any corner for the birds to come and feast.