Make your own Bird Feeder

What You’ll Need

  • 1 Litre Goats Milk Carton (Empty)
  • Stanley Knife
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • PVA / Craft Glue
  • Buttons / Beads / Felt for decoration
  • Scissors / Pruning Shears
  • Thin Twigs / Lollipop Sticks
  • Hole Punch
  • Bird Seed
  • String

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1. Getting Started

Ask an ADULT to cut a hole in the back side of the carton. The spout should be facing away from you.

2. Get Messy!

Paint all the sides of the carton any colour you wish.

TIP: Darker colours work best, with lighter coloured paint you may need a few coats.

3. Now for the Fun Part

Decorate the sides of your carton with anything you have to hand. Buttons, beads, felt or even stickers work well! Use craft or PVA glue to stick to the carton.

4. Now for the Top…

Ask an ADULT to trim the twigs / lollipop sticks down to size for you to fit on the roof of the carton. Then, using the glue, stick them to the roof.

5. Nearly There

Next we need to create a perch for your bird to sit on. Take the hole punch and make a hole just below the bottom of the window. Now take a long stick and push it through until it reaches the back of the carton.

6. Finishing Touches

Get an ADULT to make a hole through the cap of the carton. Thread some string through and tie a knot at the reverse side of the cap. Screw the cap back onto the carton.

7. Voila

Now fill the bottom of your bird house with the bird seed. Then find a good spot in your garden to hang up your bird house and enjoy!