Teens Take and Make-Earth Day Recycled Bird Feeders

Teen Take & Make Kits the week of April 18-23.

This DIY bird feeder is easy to make at home or at school. It can be made with your choice of vegetable shortening, peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or coconut oil.  **Please do not make this feeder with honey. 

*Please note: We will have a limited number of each kit available for pick up. All kits will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Earth Day Recycled Bird Feeders for Earth Day project materials:

  • Cardboard tubes (You may use a cut out of half of an orange peel, or a pine cone instead)
  • Bag of bird seed
  • Twine
  • Vegetable shortening, peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or coconut oil (not included).
  1. Pour out some of your bird seed onto a plate and set aside.
  2.  Use a popsicle stick or butter knife to spread vegetable shortening (or your choice of spread) on the cardboard tube. The vegetable shortening will make your toilet paper roll water-resistant, which makes this bird feeder perfect for winter or a rainy day!
  3. Roll the toilet paper roll on the plate filled with birdseed to obtain your desired amount of coverage.
  4. If desired, string a loop of twine through the cardboard tube for hanging.
  5. You may place the finished bird feeder without the twine on a branch in a nearby tree, or you may hang the cardboard tube bird feeder with twine on a bush, or onto a branch. The birds will go crazy for it! 


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