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Crafts: Backyard Bird Feeder | Bird Crafts

Backyard Bird Feeder

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Spoon-feed your winged neighbors with this homemade birdseed dispenser.


  • Clean 1-liter soda bottle
  • Craft knife
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • small eye screw
  • Length of twine for hanging


Backyard Bird Feeder - Step 1

1. Start by drawing a 1/2-inch asterisk on the side of a clean 1-liter soda bottle, about 4 inches from the bottom. Rotate the bottle 90 degrees and draw another asterisk

2. 2 inches from the bottom. Draw a 1-inch-wide circle opposite each asterisk, as shown.

3. Use a craft knife to slit the asterisk lines and cut out the circles (a parent's job). Insert a wooden spoon handle first through each hole and then through the opposite asterisk, as shown.

4. Remove the bottle cap and twist a small eye screw into the top of it for hanging.

5. Finally, fill your feeder with birdseed, recap it, and use a length of twine to hang it from a tree.