No matter what the season is our feathered friends could normally do with a bit of a hand so bird feeders that kids can make are a great idea as it both keeps the kids busy for a while and attracts more birds to your garden which is a win-win situation as far as I’m concerned!
Bird Feeders Kids Can Make
Making a bird feeder is a great way for kids to find out what birds live in their neighbourhood, will you just get sparrows or what about more unusual birds? It’s a great idea to keep a simple book of birds near you when you’re watching which birds feed from it afterwards so you can look up together what kind of birds live near you. You might also find that you get squirrels or other animals visiting your bird feeder! If you’d like to do more educational activities after making your bird feeders then you could try charting how many birds or different kind of birds you see using it over a fixed period.
For this round up I’ve listed these DIY bird feeders in the same order as you’ll find them in the collages below, there are more ideas than just in the collages below so do take a look through the list to find some inspiration!
Want to make sure you don’t forget any of these awesome bird feeders? Be sure to bookmark this page or pin an image for later so that you’ve got all this inspiration to hand when you need it the most. Want more ideas? Check out the links at the end of this post for more ideas for fun with kids.
These citrus cup bird feeders from Mama Papa Bubba look amazing and you’d get the added bonus of the lovely scent while you made them.
This bread bird feeder from Crafts on Sea is a great way to use up stale loaves – read the tutorial by following the link or you can see how we made it in the video below.
Kids will love to decorate these wooden frame bird feeders from Buggy and Buddy
Bird feeders can be a great way to use up food that you already have and these apple bird feeders from Natural Beach Living are a great way to do that
These winter birdfeeders are really pretty, make sure you hang them somewhere close enough to your house that you can keep inside and warm while you watch the birds enjoy them!
This coffee cup bird feeder looks surprisingly easy to make and would make a great DIY gift too
These bird feeders from Messy Little Monster are really pretty and would make great gifts too
Fans of crafting with recyclables will love this milk carton bird feeder
Pinecone bird feeders look fantastic and have the added bonus that looking for the pinecones themselves can be an activity for your kids.
Red Ted Art’s juice carton bird feeders look amazing, I love the owl design!
This paper bowl bird feeder from Non-Toy Gifts looks insanely pretty!
Add some fruit to your bird feeders with this tutorial from Happy Hooligans that uses blueberries too.
Toilet rolls are always going to be one of those craft materials that everyone can get hold of and this toilet roll bird feeder is a great way to use them up.
See nature up close with this DIY window bird feeder.
Cheerios are great for helping kids with their fine motor skills and this tutorial from Kids Craft Room shows how to make your bird feeder look super pretty too.
More Fun Activities for Kids:
This frozen flower activity is perfect for outdoor play and looks really pretty too.
Or how about trying out this cake scented playdough that’s edible too!
Or finally if your kids love outdoor activities how about these fun camping crafts for kids!